Un-Baked Apples

Although it is officially Fall, the temps here in Virginia are still in the 80’s which is still a bit hot to turn on ovens and bake pies and crisps all day. So as a compromise, how about these Un-Baked Apples? Filled with a variety of Fall-like flavors these apples come together quickly and present beautifully.

This Granny Smith is filled with Nutella mixed with toasted walnuts.

Topping with more chopped walnuts and a piece of cinnamon stick, is the final touch in completing these little beauties.

This sweet Jazz apple is filled with dulce de leche mixed with toffee bits and pecan pieces then dusted with dessicated coconut.

To serve, simply cut the apple in half or in quarters and enjoy. I think a cup of spiced cider would do nicely with this Fall-like treat.

Un-Baked Apples
Apple of your choice, I like Granny Smith
Sprite or any lemon-lime soda
Mix together:
4 T. Nutella or Dulce de Leche
3-4 T. chopped toasted walnuts, pecans, or toffee bits- or any combo

Cinnamon stick pieces for decor
dessicated coconut for garnish
more nut pieces for garnish

Be sure to pick an apple that sits flat, if not trim the bottom a bit so it does. Now slice an even 1/2 inch slice off the bottom of the apple, set aside. With the rest of the apple, core it, being sure to get all the seeds. Dip all cut parts of the apple in Sprite. Place on a paper towel and pat dry with another. Place bottom (this bottom piece will prevent any leaks and will be removed before cutting and serving) back on apple and fill with filling of choice, pressing each spoonful down into the hole- I used a long thin baby spoon to do this. Garnish with more nuts or dessicated coconut and place a cinnamon stick piece on top. Place in air-tight container, refrigerate, and serve within a few hours. Each apple can be cut into two or four pieces but I think it is easier to eat when quartered. Give each person a little spoon to spread the filling evenly over their piece, but fingers work too!

*For my nut allergy guy, I stuffed his with marshmallow fluff mixed with rice krispie cereal and a few dashes of cinnamon. I topped it with pretty sprinkles. Serve this one up immediately as the marshmallow likes to get watery touching the apple.


  1. michelle @ The Domestic Mama
    Posted September 29, 2010 at 6:45 AM | Permalink

    I love them! Check out my wormy apples, too!

  2. oneordinaryday
    Posted September 29, 2010 at 7:55 AM | Permalink

    Total yumminess.

  3. Sheila
    Posted September 29, 2010 at 8:01 AM | Permalink

    Oh, these are so much better then candied or caramel covered apples. Less messy and the 'topping' stays with the apple. Great idea!

  4. High Plains Drifters
    Posted September 29, 2010 at 8:14 AM | Permalink

    again, wishing i'd bought that 55 gallon drum of Nutella! cheers!

  5. Alison
    Posted September 29, 2010 at 9:15 AM | Permalink

    I like that they have stuff in the centers!!!!

  6. RecipeGirl
    Posted September 29, 2010 at 11:04 AM | Permalink

    Great idea! I hate it when the whole apple is covered w/ sticky stuff. Impossible to eat! This is a nice compromise!

  7. nancy@skinnykitchen.com
    Posted September 29, 2010 at 11:19 AM | Permalink

    I love all things apples! this recipe looks delish…

  8. Mimi
    Posted September 29, 2010 at 12:46 PM | Permalink

    These look delicious, great idea.

  9. Natasha @ Saved by the Egg Timer
    Posted September 29, 2010 at 2:34 PM | Permalink

    Oh how I miss the 80's!!! But I do enjoy fall weather and our leaves are getting beautiful. I like this idea, I think I will be packing sliced apples with nutella and pecan dip in school lunches this wk.

  10. Sabrina
    Posted September 29, 2010 at 4:04 PM | Permalink

    those look amazing. Great idea.

  11. Natalie
    Posted September 29, 2010 at 4:20 PM | Permalink

    what a fun idea! if we could keep summer temps and enjoy fall foods i'd be perfectly happy 🙂

  12. vanillasugar
    Posted September 29, 2010 at 4:36 PM | Permalink

    isn't the weather awful? are you guys getting the humidity we are getting?
    love the HUGE vat of caramel in the middle. wow.

  13. Karen
    Posted September 29, 2010 at 5:25 PM | Permalink

    All of the goodness of baked apples without the heat of the oven! Great idea!

  14. Ingrid
    Posted September 29, 2010 at 5:44 PM | Permalink

    Dulce de leche for me, please!

  15. FOODalogue
    Posted September 29, 2010 at 6:06 PM | Permalink

    What a fun and tasty idea. I'm definitely going to tweet this for my followers.

  16. pigpigscorner
    Posted September 30, 2010 at 7:46 AM | Permalink

    What a great idea! Beautiful presentation!

  17. Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes]
    Posted September 30, 2010 at 11:49 AM | Permalink

    Hehe this is genius!! A nice, neater twist!

  18. biz
    Posted September 30, 2010 at 5:12 PM | Permalink

    We might get our first frost this weekend – time for bon fires in our backyard – one thing we don't do very often in the summer unless we are burning leaves.

    Looks delicious! Hannah is my nutella nut – I'll have to show these to her!

  19. ashandlewplus2.com
    Posted October 1, 2010 at 11:09 AM | Permalink

    This looks wonderful, I am going to try am make this soon. Check out my blog and hopefully I can do as good of a job as you did..

  20. Greg and Donna
    Posted October 3, 2010 at 3:10 PM | Permalink

    Robin, I left you an award on my blog…check it out! Donna

  21. Lori
    Posted October 3, 2010 at 9:19 PM | Permalink

    Those are seriously decked out apples. Yum!

  22. petite nyonya
    Posted October 4, 2010 at 10:20 PM | Permalink

    Nutella on apples! Simply creative!

  23. Julie
    Posted October 5, 2010 at 12:50 AM | Permalink

    What a delicious idea, I love it!

  24. grace
    Posted October 14, 2010 at 5:14 AM | Permalink

    the cinnamon stick is like a straw to suck out all that gooey goodness!

  25. Chunk
    Posted October 15, 2010 at 2:26 PM | Permalink

    Dulce de leche and nutella are two of my favorite things in this world.

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