Fall Baking ~ Apples in a Blanket

October 12, 2011

Nothing beats the aroma of baked apples!  This is an easy and impressive recipe that is perfect for a Fall afternoon.  For a heart healthier version of the recipe below, delete the pie crust and the reduce the butter by half.

Apples in a Blanket


  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 6 Granny Smith apples
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cut into 6 pieces
  • 3 Store bought pie crust sets


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Combine cinnamon, nutmeg, and sugar in a small bowl.

Core the apples down to the bottom (but don’t puncture as you’ll want the juices to stay in the apple not in the pan).  Peel about an inch around the top opening.  Stuff each apple with the cinnamon-sugar mixture and top with a teaspoon of butter.

Cut pie crusts in half and cut again into a triangular shape – you will have 6 large triangles when you are done.   Wrap each apple in one triangle and pinch the top to hold together.

Place apples in a baking dish. Cover pan with aluminum foil and bake for approximately about 45 minutes to 1 hour – they are done when the crust is golden and the apples are very soft.


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