Birthday Baked Apples

My daughter has gotten to celebrate her birthday all week! Her birthday was September 23rd. She turned 26. We went to her town and took her out to breakfast on her birthday. We also gave her a couple gifts and a cheese cake. She was booked up with plans with her friends the rest of that weekend and the next. The soonest we could get family together to celebrate her birthday was this past weekend.

The birthday girl complained that she got every kind of cake for her birthday except her favorite. We asked “what kind of cake would that be?” She answered, “birthday cake!” She likes white cake with white buttercream icing. Of course, as her mom, I knew that. 

The family piled in after church for a birthday dinner. Me and Nick spent all morning in the kitchen preparing the food. The menu consist of bbq chicken, macaroni and cheese, slaw, squash casserole, green beans, rolls and baked apples. The apples were a last minute decision as I wanted to have a Fall themed dinner. 

There is something about the aroma of baked apples. They were a treat that went over good and made my house smell like a country bakery. 

I grabbed some New York apples because they were cheap. 

I would have much rather had honey crisp apples but they were tripple the price. The New York apples worked just fine.

I carefully cored out the centers and removed all the seeds and any hard stuff. Then I trimmed the peeling from the edges. Usually this will keep the skin from splitting and keeps the apples in tact. That didnt really work by the way. 

Next I stuffed each hole with a mixture of brown sugar, cinnamon, raisins and pecans and butter.  I baked them until they were soft. They are great as a side or add ice cream to make it a delicious dessert. 

We were expecting twelve people for dinner but ended up with only eight. Needless to say we had lots of leftovers. We are those people that over prepare so nothing runs out. We make sure everyone can have as many helpings as they want. 

The food was great and YES, the girl got her Birthday cake with plenty to take home to share with her friends.


  1. Ahhhhh, I can smell the apples. I remember when Sherry used to bake what she called Apple Dumplings. Sounds the same except she wrapped them in pie type crust. BUT, but the smell would be the same, YES!
    The rest of the meal sounds delicious as well. Late Happy Birthday to the Pretty girl.

  2. Happy belated birthday to your daughter! Sounds like a lovely time. And lots of good food!

  3. Yummmmmm!! I haven't made baked apples in a while, I think it's time!!

  4. Sounds delicious!!

  5. I bought some honey crisp apples for the first time and loved them. Sweet and crisp.
    I've always liked the tartness of granny smith too.
    Your baked apples look delicious.

  6. scrumptious apples. happy birthday to your daughter. you got to love a cake with buttercreme frosting.

  7. Hi Lisa, those apples look so good. Healthy and tasty as well.

  8. Hi Lisa, oh I love baked apples and yours look so yummy!