Healthy Baked Apples filled with fresh blackberries and topped with a crispy walnuts, pepitas, sultanas & maple

Healthy Baked Apples with blackberries, walnuts, pepitas & sultanas

Servings 4


  • 4 apples (I used royal gala)
  • Handful of fresh blackberries (any berries would work well, fresh or frozen)


  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup pepitas
  • 1/4 cup sultanas
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter


  1. Pre-heat oven to 180 C / 350 F. Wash the apples well and cut the tops off (this allows you to pile more of the filling on top). Using a knife, make a slit in the skin the whole way aorund the apple. It will stop them from bursting. Then using a knife core the apples and scoop out a little of the apple flesh to make room for the filling.
  2. Chop the walnuts and add to a bowl with the remaining filling ingredients. Stir to combine.
  3. Add a few blackberries to the apples and top with the filling. Put as much as you can fit on top.
  4. Place apples in a baking dish and add 1/4 cup of water; cover dish and bake for 30 minutes. Remove cover and cook for an additional 25 minutes or until the apples are tender.
  5. Serve drizzled with extra maple, natural yoghurt or ice-cream.

Recipe Notes

You can prepare ahead of time and keep in the fridge until ready to bake.