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Toasted pecans, brown sugar and cinnamon combine in a crunchy, nutty topping for these apples. Smashing the fruit helps create a crispy edge. Serve these apples warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

EatingWell.com, October 2021


Credit: Photography / Dera Burreson, Styling / Lauren McAnelly / Holly Rabikis

Recipe Summary

15 mins
35 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Position rack in upper third of oven. Preheat to 350°F.

  • Brush all sides of apple halves with oil; place cut-side down on a large rimmed baking sheet. Bake until soft but not mushy, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from oven and turn broiler to high.

  • Meanwhile, stir brown sugar, butter, pecans and cinnamon together in a small bowl.

  • Using the bottom of a mason jar or other sturdy glass, flatten each apple half. Divide the cinnamon-sugar mixture among the apples. Broil until the pecans are browned, 1 to 2 minutes. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

1 apple half
108 calories; fat 5g; cholesterol 5mg; sodium 17mg; carbohydrates 18g; dietary fiber 3g; protein 1g; sugars 14g; saturated fat 2g; vitamin a iu 110IU; potassium 114mg.