Cranberry Baked Apple (GF, V)

Fall Cranberries & Baked Apples (GF, V)

Cranberry Baked Apple (GF, V)
So Many Cranberries!

Last weekend, my mom and I went to the 11th Annual Cranberry Harvest Celebration in Wareham, MA! For an event so close to home, I don’t know how we missed out on it in the past. The admissions was $10 for adults, $5 for kids, and free if you dressed up like a mermaid.

There was a farmer’s market and plenty of vendors, but the cranberry bog was by far the best part. I’ve never seen so many cranberries. It looked just like the Ocean Spray ads!

Once we reached the bog, we had the opportunity to go on a tractor ride with a cranberry harvester who answered all our questions. Then, we walked up to a viewing area, where you could see the cranberries coming right out of the bog!

Cranberry Baked Apple (GF, V)
The cranberries are so sour!
Cranberry Baked Apple (GF, V)
Super Strong!

Our brochure had two winning cranberry recipes. One of which was right up my gluten free alley; it used rice wrappers and all. BUT, the first cranberry recipe we decided to make is one that my great-nana loved- Baked Apples. They’re warm, simple to make, perfectly crafted into individual portions, and will put you right in the spirit of autumn. So, let’s move on to the recipe!

Cranberry Baked Apple (GF, V)

Baked Apples with Craisins

Allergens: Celiac friendly and free of the Top 8 allergens. Always check the ingredient labels for the products you choose to purchase.


  • 4 large applies
  • ¼ cup of brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp. of allspice
  • ¼ tsp. of nutmeg
  • ¼ cup of Craisins
  • ¾ cup of water
  • GF/DF Coconut Milk Ice Cream (or whipped cream)


  1. Preheat the oven to 375.
  2. After washing the apples, remove the cores and leave around a half inch on the bottom. Cranberry Baked Apple (GF, V)
  3. Combine sugar, allspice, nutmeg, and Craisins in a bowl.Cranberry Baked Apple (GF, V)
  4. Fill each apple with the filling. Cranberry Baked Apple (GF, V)
  5. Boil ¾ cup of water. Once boiling, place water and stuffed apples a baking pan.Cranberry Baked Apple (GF, V)
  6. Bake for thirty to forty minutes. Cranberry Baked Apple (GF, V)
  7. Once cooled a bit, top with your GF/DF ice cream or whipped cream, serve warm, and enjoy!
    Cranberry Baked Apple (GF, V)
    Mom’s with Whipped Cream!

    Cranberry Baked Apple (GF, V)
    Enjoying Mine!
Cranberry Baked Apple (GF, V)
Almost Gone! (With Coconut Milk Ice Cream)

Tips & Tricks

  • To avoid a rupturing apple, poke holes on the outside with a fork!
  • For those without an allergy, some nuts might go well in your stuffing as well.

For my Fiesta Friday friends, this weekend, we’re hitting up the end of apple season, so maybe I’ll have another apple recipe ready for next week. I can’t wait to see what y’all are bringing to the party too!

As always, Happy Cooking! And, I hope you’re enjoying the beautiful fall leaves.

23 thoughts on “Fall Cranberries & Baked Apples (GF, V)

  1. Kaila, I love baked apples but have never tried making them with craisins! Sounds yummy! Something new to try!! I wonder if you could use regular cranberries?
    Thanks for sharing your recipes!

    1. Thanks! I’d love to hear how regular cranberries work. I feel as though they might not have enough cooking time to become sweet, but if you cut them up, it may just work! Thanks for reading!! Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

    1. Thanks, Selma! It was great, there was even a booth where you could make your own “bog in a cup” to teach kids about the cranberry harvesting process. BUT, all the adults made them too. 🙂 Have a great weekend!

    1. They’re great! Craisins are dried cranberries, but they’re sweet instead of sour. There’s dry harvesting too, but the bog is much cooler and prettier. Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

  2. First of all did you dress up like a mermaid? Ha! Ha! Your recipe reminds me of the commercial on cranberry juice where the two guys are standing in the middle of tons of cranberries. I love cranberries and I know I would enjoy your recipe 🙂

    1. Awh, no! I didn’t know about the mermaid part until I was already there, or else it might have truly happened. Exactly! It’s good to know the people in the ads aren’t just fooling us. It’s such a beautiful harvest! Have a wonderful rest of your weekend. 😀

  3. WOW, looks fab 🙂 Don’t know if I’d want the cranberries in it though, not sure how I feel about them, BUT I’D WANT TO GO SWIMMING IN THE BOG 🙂

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