6 cups (serving size: 1/4 cup)

Serve these juicy baked apples over slices of Spiced Pumpkin Bread, warm bowls of oatmeal, or pancakes.

How to Make It

Combine all ingredients in a large microwave-safe dish. Microwave at high 20 minutes or until apples are soft, stirring occasionally.

Chef's Notes

Chop the nuts and apples the night before, and combine with the rest of the ingredients in the morning. Ida Red and McIntosh apples also work well.

Ratings & Reviews

daneanp's Review

June 04, 2013
Really easy and delicious fresh out of the microwave with a scoop of vanilla frozen yogurt. And I'm definitely going to put it in my oatmeal tomorrow morning - great idea NorCalGal87! I used pecans because that was all I had on hand. This would be really easy to adjust - different nuts, different fruits, different spices. Will be making this often.

StephanieReid's Review

November 17, 2012

maryking's Review

October 15, 2012
i do not like cranberries except in the can jelled. so i used 1 1/2 cups raisins and 1 1/2 cups of cherries. i can not eat nuts, so i used cherries in their place. i soaked the dried fruit in hot water and then used the water for the cup of water in recipe. this turned out very good and i am glad i found this recipe. i know it is not the same recipe as posted but it was still delious.

CindyW's Review

October 09, 2012

NorCalGal87's Review

May 23, 2012
I was very skeptical about this recipe, mainly because I have never cooked anything in my microwave like this (usually cook things like this in the oven). I decided to give it a go, and it turned out great! Very delicious indeed, did only cook it for 15 minutes though...and I stopped every 5 minutes to stir it. We had it with pork tenderloin tonight, and we have leftovers...so I am thinking for a garnish on our oatmeal tomorrow for breakfast, this would be great!

stephani22's Review

January 08, 2012
This is delicious and easy. I made it last night and served it with broiled pork chops, and mushroom-brown rice risotto. This morning I'm having it with a savory breakfast muffin. My kids like it so much that I doubt there will be any left to try with steel cut oatmeal :/

ECDretsch's Review

January 03, 2012
My husband and son love this recipe! I used a bag of cranberries and raisins. It was super quick and easy too.

BrendaS78's Review

July 05, 2011
Amazing and super easy. Found this recipe in my "Cooking for the Seasons" cookbook. I was looking for something different than my usual applesauce recipe to go with pork chops. I made a couple of substitutions, only because I wanted to use what I had on hand instead of running to the store again. So, I used Granny Smith Apples and Pecans instead of Gala apples and walnuts. I also cut the recipe in half since it made more than I wanted. Recipe tastes amazing.

sharmap's Review

April 25, 2011
Makes a very large quantity, but is easy to make and delicious! Awesome in oatmeal.

JIMMIC's Review

February 06, 2011
I took a few liberties with this recipe, I substituted golden raisins and dried cherries for 1/2 of the cranberries and used a combination of Macintosh and Pink Ladies apples as that’s what I had. It turned out very good, great alone or on top of oatmeal. I would cut the sugar back the next time. The cooking time is also too long as noted by other reviewers.