Baked Apples

in Vegetarian Thanksgiving

Another fun Thanksgiving recipe for you tonight!  After all, it’s never too early to start planning your menu.  :) 


The first “Vegetarian Thanksgiving” recipe I posted was Lean, Green Casserole Machine.  Here’s veg recipe #2:  Baked Apples!


Baked Apples




  • 3 apples (I used Honey Crisp + Granny Smith for the first take of this recipe and then Gala + Braeburn this time around)
  • 2 tablespoons butter (or Earth Balance if you want this to be vegan-friendly)
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar




  • Pre-heat oven to 375.
  • Place butter in bottom of heavy pie dish and melt in the oven for a few minutes.
  • Slice apples thinly.
  • Arrange apples in heavy pie dish.


  • Sprinkle with cinnamon and brown sugar.


  • Bake a 375 for 45 minutes. 
  • Enjoy!


I had a delicious serving of this for my afternoon snack.  I am DEFINITELY making a dish of these apples for our Thanksgiving.  They are divine (and sooo easy to make).


And for dinner, I got to see one of my favorite people in the world – DadHTP.  🙂


We went out for Chinese food, and we both got the same fortune!


Fail.  It didn’t seem very special after that.


I ordered broccoli tofu:


With brown rice:


And I went back for seconds:


The tofu was really great.  It was simply cooked and the sauce was divine!


I must give the pups a bath, and then it’s time for HGTV and bed.  A perfect nighttime ritual, I dare say!



  • Amy October 25, 2010, 9:17 pm

    Those apples look so good! I love, love, love baked apples. I’ve scooped out the core and cooked them in the microwave before. Yum.

    (Also I love your nighttime routine – I watch sooo much HGTV!)

  • Amanda (Eating Up) October 25, 2010, 9:19 pm

    I had tofu tonight too! I get such big cravings for it…and now one is satisfied 🙂

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey October 25, 2010, 9:19 pm

    I <3 HGTV, but the husband usually takes over the tv at night. Epic fail.

  • Maria @ Oh Healthy Day October 25, 2010, 9:19 pm

    Haha. I often get fortunes with grammer or spelling mistakes..not that I take them so seriously anyways…but you know 🙂

  • Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine October 25, 2010, 9:22 pm

    I loooove warmed apples with cinnamon. Never thought to serve it at Thanksgiving though- might have to bring it to our family gathering this year! Hope you have a great night 🙂

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) October 25, 2010, 9:24 pm

    I love baked apples — well, really anything with apples. Such a tasty and easy dish.

  • ashleigh October 25, 2010, 9:27 pm

    Those apples look delish! I’ve gotta try them sometime.

    I love hanging out with my dad, so fun!

  • tina October 25, 2010, 9:28 pm

    yummy i love baked apples- so easy but so tasty!!!!

  • Emily October 25, 2010, 9:28 pm

    The apples look great; I have been making a lot of applesauce lately but I need to get into baked apples again, too. Glad you got to have a nice dinner with your Dad…those are always so awesome 🙂

  • Janae Jacobs October 25, 2010, 9:31 pm

    Wow! Those apples look so good! I am going to make those ASAP! I love going to dinner with my Dad, I am happy for you:)

  • Wei-Wei October 25, 2010, 9:34 pm

    Those apples look perfect. I eat like three apples a night (munch munch munch I can’t control myself 🙁 ) so I guess this would change it up. 😀

  • Jamie @ Food in Real Life October 25, 2010, 9:36 pm

    I bet those would be amazing warmed up over greek yogurt!

  • Camille October 25, 2010, 9:39 pm

    Thank you so much for the great Thanksgiving recipes. This will be the first year (ever!) that I haven’t celebrated with my family and the first year that my boyfriend isn’t eating meat. Cooking for 2 and making it vegetarian while still maintaining that special Thanksgiving feeling was something I was worried about. I think that if I stick with your recipes, I have nothing to worry about!

  • Liz @ Blog is the New Black October 25, 2010, 9:47 pm

    Def be trying the baked apple recipe!

  • Hope October 25, 2010, 9:47 pm

    I think its cute that you both got the same fortune!
    I’m totally not a fan of baked apples but yours looks a lot nicer than my past attempts – I have apples to use up so might give it a whirl!

  • carlee October 25, 2010, 9:51 pm

    I hate when I get stupid fortunes!
    Yummy lookin apples! I had four apples today! hehe

  • Lisa @ Early Morning Run October 25, 2010, 9:57 pm

    okay, i’m definitely going to make baked apples!

  • holly @ couchpotatoathlete October 25, 2010, 9:58 pm

    I loved baked apples — usually I just throw some slices in a bowl with cinnamon and nuke it for a minute or two — tastes pretty good that way!

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) October 25, 2010, 10:03 pm

    You can never go wrong with apples and cinnamon…and some time with your dad! Glad you had a great evening Caitlin! Sleep well!

  • Liza October 25, 2010, 10:11 pm

    I love baked apples. Will be making these for sure on Thanksgiving! I need to get creative with my recipes this year. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Jennifer Demartini October 25, 2010, 10:15 pm

    I’m glad you got to see your Dad tonight! I’ll get to see mine Thursday and I can’t wait!

  • Krystina (Organically Me) October 25, 2010, 10:20 pm

    Love baked apples!

  • Anna S. @ History Running Girl October 25, 2010, 10:22 pm

    I love baked apples! So simple and delicious.

    I hate giving my pets baths.

  • Leah @ Why Deprive? October 25, 2010, 10:48 pm

    Those baked apples look amazing!! I dont think I’ve ever even TRIED baked apples before . . . Im thinking thats gonna have to change.

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing October 25, 2010, 11:00 pm

    Mmm… Chinese 🙂 And those baked apples sound SO good! I’ve never seem them baked sliced like that!

  • Laura (On the Threshold of Greatness) October 25, 2010, 11:07 pm

    You are welcome to my home in Fredericksburg, VA any time you want to bake me some apples! 🙂 They look so easy and delicious!

    Chinese bean curd and vegetables is one of my favorite meals ever!!! Except my Chines place sucks and doesn’t have brown rice!

    And… Yay for HTP Dad!!!! 😀 Love that you saw your mom AND your dad recently. <3

  • Ravenous Rowie October 25, 2010, 11:08 pm

    Those baked apples look divine! Slicing them seems like a great way to make the baking go faster so you can eat them as SOON as possible! YUM!

  • Candice October 25, 2010, 11:26 pm

    Oh, I love baked apples!

    Now I’m craving Chinese food – that looks so good:) Glad you had a good time with your dad! You’re so blessed to have such a great relationship with him.

  • Gretchen October 25, 2010, 11:47 pm

    Cute, we used to make baked apples at Girl Scout camp. We’d core the apples, put the cinnamon/sugar/butter inside, wrap the apples individually in foil, and bake them on coals once we’d taken our dinner off of the fire… I’ve never even thought of making them in the oven, haha.

  • Maddie October 25, 2010, 11:50 pm

    I’ve never had baked apples but now I want to! 🙂

  • Runeatrepeat October 26, 2010, 12:09 am

    One time my BF of the time and I go the same fortune and I thought it was the biggest deal. I asked the people at other tables what their fortunes were so I could find out if the restaurant just bought one kind. Ha.

  • maya @ finding balance in tokyo October 26, 2010, 12:28 am

    Maybe it means that you will have good luck in something you do TOGETHER? ;D

  • VeveI October 26, 2010, 1:11 am

    Those baked apples look so delicious. The recipe is simple, I think I am gonna try them some day.

  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write October 26, 2010, 1:16 am

    Hubby and I have got the same fortune before, too. I remember convincing my grandma to buy me a box of fortune cookies when I was little and being outrages when two of them had the same message. I thought they were all unique. lol.

  • Marina October 26, 2010, 4:10 am

    I love baked apples, I need to show my mom how baked stuffed apples are an awesome breakfast 🙂
    Mhm, broccoli and tofu is such a great combo!

  • Lauren October 26, 2010, 6:42 am

    Baked Apples are one of the easiest and most delicious fall desserts. All you need is a little ice cream on those babies and you have a high class dessert in minutes.

    Aww, dad dates are awesome. I think I’m having one this weekend!

  • Maryea @ Happy Healthy Mama October 26, 2010, 6:53 am

    I absolutely love baked apples. Thanks for the reminder!

  • Nikki M. October 26, 2010, 8:17 am

    Yum! Thanks for the idea 🙂

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday October 26, 2010, 8:28 am

    I like to core the apples and stuff them with oatmeal, raisins, brown sugar and spices and then bake them.

  • Claire (Low Impact Fashionista) October 26, 2010, 8:50 am

    Spending time with my doggies and watching HGTV is also one of my favorite nighttime rituals!

  • allison @ thesundayflog October 26, 2010, 9:02 am

    oh yum i love chinese foods. looks delish. and i love your apple recipe! so simple!!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin October 26, 2010, 9:10 am

    I adore baked apples! Baking them brings out such amazing flavours.

    This post makes me sad that our Canadian Thanksgiving has already passed! 😛

  • Paige (Running Around Normal) October 26, 2010, 9:21 am

    For some reason I’m a little leery of getting tofu at Chinese places! I think I had one bad mishap, and now I’m scorned for life!

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie October 26, 2010, 9:56 am

    I make baked apples all the time and never thought about them as a Thanksgiving dish! Such a great idea.

  • Amber K October 26, 2010, 10:27 am

    The baked apples look so tasty and actually easy enough for me to make!

  • Brandy October 26, 2010, 10:32 am

    Hey Caitlin,

    I read your blog every day, and thought you might be interested in something I saw this morning on a local news Web site.


    • Caitlin October 26, 2010, 10:41 am

      So awesome! Thanks!

  • Laurie October 26, 2010, 11:20 am

    I was wondering about your dad when you wrote about your mom and her dating. I don’t think I know the story.
    And, I voted for you OB. I’ll try to remember to do it every day.
    Apples look great! On my list.

  • Sara October 26, 2010, 11:27 am

    No way. I made baked apples last night too, but I put them on a cookie sheet … I think your method would give me more apples! Yum. I will try that next time. Loved them. Wow, the Chinese food looked great! Made me very hungry …

  • Lauren @ Team Giles October 26, 2010, 11:45 am

    This looks fantastic!! I think I’ll try it out and if it turns out well I’ll make it for Thanksgiving 🙂 I’m hosting the family Thanksgiving at my house this year. I need to make it a bang!

  • Ellen@FirednFabulous October 26, 2010, 1:28 pm

    Thanks for the baked apples instructions. It sounds easy enough, but I wouldn’t have known how to do it on my own. I think I have all those ingredients in my kitchen, too!

  • Lisa October 26, 2010, 2:38 pm

    I LOVE baked apples. I add some Grapenuts cereal. so good.

  • Lesley October 26, 2010, 5:44 pm

    LOL, I went out for Chinese last week and I got the same stupid fortune! I think it may be the 2nd time I’ve gotten it this year too.

  • Sarah C October 26, 2010, 10:52 pm

    I LOVE baked apples as well!!! I actually make them with sliced sweet potatoes as well. Mix the 2 together with butter, cinnamon and brown sugar … heavenly!!!!

  • Lacey @ Lake Life October 28, 2010, 9:35 pm

    Wow I’ve always made whole baked apples but it’s too much for one person. Don’t know why I never thought of slicing them- thanks 🙂

    I recently had a fortune cookie fail followed by a fortune cookie win:

    That was, until my mom got the exact same “Master of situation” fortune cookie last night 🙁

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