Stuffed Baked Apples With Pecans, Dates And Ice-Cream


  • 6 Granny Smith Apples
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 8 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1-2 tsp pure maple syrup
  • Ice-cream of choice (we used coconut milk ice cream)


  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees C, and line a deep dish tray with baking paper. Set aside.
  • Add pecans and spices to a food processor, and pulse until the nuts are in small chunks. Add dates (double check the pits are removed) and maple syrup, and pulse to form a sticky filling. Set aside.
  • For each apple, cut a small slice off on the top, then use an apple corer (or sharp knife) to carefully hollow out the core, and a little of the inner apple. Ensure the base stays intact. Stuff with date-pecan mixture (create a small mound of filling on top), and place into the lined tray.
  • Once all apples are prepped, bake for 40-50 mins, covering half way-through with a dome of aluminium foil.
  • Serve immediately with a scoop of ice-cream, or your preferred condiment. Custard or cream would be wonderful, too.

Recipes and images by Panaceas Pantry

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