Baked Apples with Cranberries

Yummy dessert recipe featuring Pink Lady apples. Feel free to swap out for any apple variety that bakes well.


  • 4 medium-sized Pink Lady apples from Stemilt
  • 1 cup fresh or dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 TSP unsalted butter
  • 1/2 TSP ground cinnamon
  • Whipped cream (optional)

Preheat over to 375, Partially core apples, starting at the stem end, removing all the seeded core and leaving the bottom intact. Peel each of the apples, leaving at least 1/4 of the peel on the bottom of the apple. Place in a shallow oil-sprayed baking dish. Fill each apple with cranberries and scatter remaining cranberries in baking dish. Pour maple syrup over apples, sprinkle with brown sugar and top with 1/2 teaspoon butter and a sprinkling of cinnamon. Bake, basting occasionally, for 30-45 minutes, or until apples are tender and soft.

Remove and allow to cool briefly. To serve, place each apple in a serving dish, spoon on syrup from the baking dish and serve warm with whipping cream, if desired.

*Recipe and photo courtesy of Produce for Better Health Foundation.