Best Baked Apples


Your microwave makes this old-fashioned recipe into a fat-free dessert that’s so easy to prepare. Substitute hazelnut flavored syrup (or another syrup from your favorite coffee bar) for the maple syrup for a grown-up treat.

  • Serving Size
  • Yields
    4 Servings

Nutrition Facts

  • KCal: 150kal
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sodium: 3mg


  • 4 New York State baking apples, cored
  • 4 tablespoon(s) maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • Ground cinnamon


  1. Peel 1-inch around tops of apples. Place apples in microwave-safe casserole dish. Pour cider around apples. Fill each apple with 1 tablespoon syrup and dust lightly with cinnamon. Cover and microwave on high for 10 minutes until fork tender.