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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- 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
- To prepare the apples - rinse them well and dry them - then very carefully remove the top of the core with a sharp knife.
- Mix all of the filling ingredients together with a fork in a small mixing bowl.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F before spooning about half of the pistachio mixture into the bottom of a medium-sized baking pan.
- 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.
- Replace the cones that were removed from the apple centers before placing them in the oven to bake for 45 minutes.
- Allow the apples to cool for ten minutes before serving.
- For an extra treat - serve your apples with a drizzle of plant-based creamer or a scoop of vegan ice cream.
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.