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Cinnamon Baked Apples

Cinnamon Baked Apples
  • Serves: 4
  • Yield: 4 apples
An old-fashioned comfort food starring Idaho apples and Idaho honey.

Categorized: Desserts


  • 4 large Idaho apples (Honeycrisp, Jonagold, Rome, Golden Delicious)
  • 1/4 cup Idaho honey
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp Idaho butter
  • 1/2 cup hot water


  • Choose local ice cream from Cloverleaf, Meadowgold or Farr’s


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F

  • Wash apples and dry. Using a sharp paring knife or apple corer, cut a hole in the top of the apple (about an inch wide) to remove stem and core. Leave the bottom of the apple intact – do not cut hole all the way through. Use a small spoon to remove the seeds.

  • To make the filling, combine the honey and cinnamon in a small bowl. Mix until cinnamon is fully incorporated into the honey and it becomes a light brown color. Add the raisins to the honey mixture and mix well.

  • Spoon the raisin filling into each apple so the hollow middle is completely filled but not overflowing. (If apples are extra large, more raisin filling may be needed.)

  • Pour water into baking dish. Place the apples in the baking dish and dot each top with 1/4 tbsp butter.

  • Place apples in oven and bake for 30-40 minutes, until the apples are cooked through and tender, but not mushy.

  • Once the apples reach desired texture, remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Baste apples with the remaining juices in the pan.

  • Once cool enough to handle, remove the apples from the baking dish and serve in individual bowls. Top with local vanilla ice cream and sprinkle with cinnamon.