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Baked Apples Recipe

Baked apples are a delicious yet easy to prepare dessert perfect for family meals or for entertaining as it can be brought directly to the table for serving in a shallow casserole.

10 Mins 60 Mins Medium

Image: Le Creuset


  • 8 medium-sized dessert apples – see Recipe notes below
  • 30g butter
  • 60g brown sugar
  • 2 good pinches ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch fennel seeds
  • 1 pinch caraway seeds
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 1 pinch sea salt flakes e.g. Maldon
  • 1 sheet aluminium foil


  1. Preheat the oven to 170°C / Gas Mark 3.
  2. Wash and dry the apples and place in the casserole without peeling, stalks facing upwards.
  3. Cut the butter into small cubes and distribute evenly over the apples.
  4. Sprinkle the brown sugar, followed by the cinnamon, fennel and caraway seeds.
  5. Cut the vanilla pod in half lengthways. Open it out and scrape the inside using the blade of a knife to extract the seeds. Distribute the seeds over the apples and place the open pod on top.
  6. Sprinkle with the sea salt flakes.
  7. Cover with aluminium foil and cook in the pre-heated oven for approximately 1 hour until the apples are tender. Serve warm.
Baked Apples Recipe

Recipe notes

Any medium-sized dessert apples are suitable. For a sweeter apple choose a variety such as Gala or Golden Delicious, and for something a little tarter choose Braeburn or Granny Smith.

Use up to 12 small apples or 8 medium-size apples.

For fan-assisted ovens, you may need to reduce the oven temperature setting by 10-20°C.

Delicious served with Cornish clotted cream or vanilla dairy ice cream.



Le Creuset Outlet Store, Bicester Village, Oxfordshire

About this recipe

This Baked Apples recipe is courtesy of Le Creuset UK. You’ll find your nearest Le Creuset store at

Le Creuset Outlet Store
Unit 128D, 50 Pringle Drive, Bicester Village,
Bicester, Oxfordshire OX26 6WD


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