Apples stuffed with Prunes, Cranberries, Pumpkin seeds and Walnuts – Baked

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This is a delicious recipe where your sweet craving can be enjoyed with natural sweeteners. This dairy free dessert can be enjoyed guilt free.

I used prunes, pumpkin seeds, cranberries, walnuts as the stuffing for our baked apples as it provides a wonderful contrasting crunch, sweet and tangy taste to the soft apple. You could also use rolled oats, or skip it altogether and instead increase the dried fruit and nuts. It’s your call!

Preparation time-15 minutes
Baking time-40-45 minutes


  • Gala apples-6
  • Dried prunes-6-8(finely chopped)
  • Cranberries-1/4cup
  • Pumpkin seeds-1/4cup
  • Roughly chopped walnuts-6-8
  • Lemon juice-2-3tbsp
  • Any spread-2tbsp


  • Pre-heat the oven at 180deg C.
  • Wash, slice off top of the apples and scoop out cores, leaving a well.
  • In a bowl mix cranberries, prunes, walnuts, pumpkin seeds together and set aside.
  • Stuff each apple with the prunes mixture and place in a deep baking dish.
  • Top each apple with a blob of spread, drizzle some lemon juice (alternatively butter can be used).
  • Put the dish in the pre-heated oven and bake for 25-30minutes/until apples are tender.

Serve with a dallop of vanilla ice-cream


  • Baking time may vary from oven to oven so keep an eye and bake until apples are tender and cooked.
  • Haven’t used any sweetner here, feel free to add sugar or honey if desired.
  • Stuffing can be personalised as per the taste.

I am bringing this recipe to Annie’s VVLP#19 and Kimmy’s HVF#21


About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on November 1, 2014, in Breakfast, Dessert, Indian, International, Kids recipes, Sweets, Vegan and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 34 Comments.

  1. Chitra,
    You amaze me with the number and variety of your dishes – each a delight. Kudos!
    Best Wishes


  2. Those apples look too perfect!


  3. I am drooling already ! Aren’t prunes wonderful ?! 🙂


  4. It looks very tasty, Chitra 🙂

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  5. I love baked apples! Yours look wonderful!

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  6. Love baked apples and the dried fruits and nuts in these looks fantastic.


  7. Your recipes are always interesting and easy to make. This one sounds delicious and make want to some apples and make it.


  8. I’m excited to try this!


  9. So yummy & nourishing! This I HAVE to try! Thank you!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Globalresidence

    Love this post! Sounds scrumptious!

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  11. They look delicious!

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  12. I have been wanting to bake some apples-I love all the ingredients you added to these!

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  13. Reblogged this on needumbrella and commented:
    my favorite 🙂


  14. Reblogged this on Chef Ceaser.


  15. rockmyvegansocks

    This is a delightful & healthful sounding dessert. I’m not normally a fan of prunes, but they would probably be good baked like this.
    Thanks for sharing this over at Healthy Vegan Fridays! I have pinned & shared your recipe.


  16. Definitely a recipe I will be using this fall.

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