Easy, light Brown Sugar Baked Apples

November 24, 2015

With Thanksgiving coming up and more winter holidays around the corner, you’ll want a light, but totally delicious dessert recipe in your back pocket. At least I will, because oof. These easy, light Baked Apples are the ticket. With only a touch of sugar and half a pat of butter each, these are a respite from heavy, sugar desserts—that don’t taste like a respite at all. Mmm.

Easy, healthy Brown Sugar Baked Apples recipe | One Hungry Mama

This simple treat has all the goodness of apple pie, but without the calories of a butter crust. Yes, each has some butter and brown sugar, too, but a very small amount. It’s how they melt in with the juices that the apples release when they bake that makes this so delicious. You don’t need to pile it on. I use about 2 teaspoons of sugar and half a pat of butter for each apple, but you can modulate up or down. It doesn’t take much and you certainly don’t need to be exact.

In addition to the butter and brown sugar, you can mix in whatever else you like: chopped nuts, raisins, dried cranberries, or even oats. The beauty of this dessert, though, is how easy it is to throw together. While you should feel free to pile it on, know that you can throw this together with hardly anything added and still have a great dessert after just 15 minutes in a 350 degree oven. And practically guilt-free.

There’s one quick little trick to baking these up right, so be sure to watch the video. And, if you want more thanksgiving recipes and holiday cooking and baking inspiration, be sure to hop around the One Hungry Mama YouTube channel. There’s tons there—from me and other creators, too!

2 Responses

  1. Lisa says:

    I’m a novice at baking apples. Which types are best to use? What temperature should they be baked & approximately how long do they take?

  2. One Hungry Mama says:

    Hi, Lisa. You’re not the first to ask — sorry that I spaced on such an important detail! The post has been edited, but you bake them i a 350 degree oven for about 15 minutes or so. This is not one where you have to be exact, so it’s fine that you’re a novice. You’ll still get this right! As for the best apples to use, this is supposed to be easy and fuss-free, so the short answer is whatever you have on hand! That said, some of the best apples for baking (including in pie) are Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, Pink Ladies, and Braeburn apples. Enjoy!

Leave a Reply