We’re always looking for dessert alternatives that are tasty and yet, health conscious. It’s usually hard to find a balance that’s actually appetizing. Right? These baked apples with pistachios are the answer! They’re so good, you’ll forget that they’re guilt-free dessert-ing at its finest! They are super easy to make, you will LOVE them and so will your kids! Perfect snack/dessert option to add to your plant-based family’s meal plan!

These Baked Apples with Pistachios are:

  • a great plant-based dessert or snack
  • worth the time to make them
  • loaded with flavors and quality nutrients

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Baked Apples with Pistachios Recipe
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Recipe type: Snack/Dinner
Phase: 2
Serves: 4 servings
  • 4 McIntosh apples
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup flour
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 cup shelled pistachios
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 dash salt
  1. To prepare the apples - rinse them well and dry them - then very carefully remove the top of the core with a sharp knife.
  2. Mix all of the filling ingredients together with a fork in a small mixing bowl.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350°F before spooning about half of the pistachio mixture into the bottom of a medium-sized baking pan.
  4. Position the apples on top of the filling in the bottom of the pan before spooning the remaining filling into the holes in the center of each apple.
  5. Replace the cones that were removed from the apple centers before placing them in the oven to bake for 45 minutes.
  6. Allow the apples to cool for ten minutes before serving.
  7. For an extra treat - serve your apples with a drizzle of plant-based creamer or a scoop of vegan ice cream.
To cut the apples - I first cut a cone shape in the top of the apple that goes
about half way through to the apple’s center. After I remove that first cone from the top - I use my knife to carve out a bit deeper into the middle of the apple, but do not cut through all of the way to the bottom.


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