Naked Recipe: Baked Naked Apples

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Recipe developed by the Naked Food Chefs.


  • 4 large organic apples
  • 1/4 cup ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 2 tablespoon maple syrup or date paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground clove
  • 1/2 teaspoon anisette


  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine vanilla and sweetener and mix well.  Mix in ginger, walnuts, cinnamon, and cloves. Let stand.
  2. 2. Cut apples crosswise ¼ from the top, and keep the top.  Core each apple and remove the stem and seeds. Squeeze a little lemon zest in each one.  If needed, trim the apple bottoms so that they sit steadily.  Place the apples upright in a baking dish.  Spoon the filling into hollow of each apple.
  3. 3. Fill the baking dish with enough water to form a 1/2-inch pool around the apples.  Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until apples are tender.
  4. 4. Transfer the apples to a serving plate. Pour the reaming liquid from the baking dish into a small saucepan.  Cook over a medium-high heat until it becomes syrupy, about 15 minutes. Drizzle the date paste or syrup over the top of each apple.  Top them with fresh cranberries, blueberries, or acai berries.