Baking With Dorie: Fruit-Nut-and-Honey Baked Apples


  • 4 apples, such as Gala, Rome Beauties, or Cortlands (or your favorite apple)
  • Slice of lemon
  • 1/2 cup assorted coarsely chopped dried fruit, such as raisins, figs, prunes, dates, apricots or cherries (this time I used 1 Medjool date, 2 prunes and 2 tablespoons raisins; there are no rules, so you can use as many fruits as you want or stick to just
  • 2 tablespoons nuts, coarsely chopped (I used walnuts)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • Pinch fleur de sel (optional)
  • Pinch cinnamon (optional)
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup apple cider (or water)
  • Plain or vanilla yogurt, heavy cream, crème fraîche or vanilla ice cream, for topping (optional)


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