FoodLink - Purdue Extension

Hurry Up Baked Apples

These are great as a dessert, as a snack, or for breakfast.

Recipe adapted from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Spend Smart. Eat Smart. website.

20 min
5 min
Total Time
25 min
Servings: 4


2 medium tart apples (Granny Smith, Braeburn, Cortland, Jonathan, Fuji)
1 teaspoon white or brown sugar (packed)
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons oatmeal
2 tablespoons (total) raisins, sweetened dried cranberries, chopped walnuts, or other nuts
1 6-ounce container low-fat vanilla yogurt


  1. Cut apples in half lengthwise, then use a spoon to remove cores. Hollow out a space that is 1 inch deep or more.

  2. Arrange apple halves, cut sides up, in microwavable dish. Cut thin slices off the bottoms of the apples to keep them from tipping. 

  3. In a small bowl, combine sugar, cinnamon, oatmeal, raisins, cranberries, and nuts.

  4. Fill the hollowed-out space in each apple with the sugar mixture.

  5. Cover with plastic wrap. Fold back one edge 1/4 inch to vent steam.

  6. Microwave 3-3 1/2 minutes or until apples can be cut easily. Remove from microwave. Let sit a few minutes.

  7. Spoon yogurt over the top.