Pecan-Stuffed Apples

Pecan-Stuffed Apples

This holiday season, take a break from candied apples and holiday cookies and try these delicious baked apples stuffed with pecans and seasoned with holiday spices instead. These can be made with nuts other than pecans or a mix of nuts, served hot or at room temperature, and with or without a dollop of ice cream on top!  

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Allergens: Tree Nuts
  • Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 3 apples (halved)
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 3 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 6 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup (plus extra for drizzling)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

  2. Using cookie dough scoop, scoop out apple insides leaving hollow apple shell. Save insides and discard core and seeds.

  3. Place apples in oven-safe pan, hollow side up, and bake for 7 minutes.

  4. Add pecans and coconut flakes to food processor and pulse until roughly ground.

  5. Pour mixture into medium mixing bowl and add cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and coconut sugar. Mix well.  

  6. In small bowl, add coconut oil (melt if solid), almond flour, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. 

  7. Using fork, combine until clumps start to form.

  8. Take 1 cup apple insides and chop roughly, add to mixing bowl, and mix well.

  9. Using cookie scoop, scoop filling into each apple.

  10. Bake for 20-25 minutes.

  11. Serve with extra pecans and drizzle with maple syrup.

BON APPÉTIT!