Spiced Stuffed Apples

Spiced Stuffed Apples
Spiced Stuffed Apples

A revision of a grandmother favorite, these steamed apples are stuffed with nut butter, spices, and currants. They’re delicious, simple, and sugar-free. These can be served cold or warm. If you want them warm, make sure to keep them in the oven until dessert time.  

Serves 8   |   Recipe by  Jewish Food Hero (jewishfoodhero.com)


  • Apple corer
  • Small bowl
  • Large skillet with lid
  • Serving dish



  • 8 medium Gala apples (or any baking apple)
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons peanut or almond butter
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup currants
  • 2 teaspoons ground cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 cup apple juice


Optional: Non-dairy vanilla ice cream



Prep the apples:

  1. Using an apple corer, completely core each apple
  2. Then, remove 1/4 inch from the bottom of each core. Set this piece aside.
  3. Make 6 vertical cuts around the top of the apple
  4. Reinsert the 1/4-inch core piece to fit into the bottom of each apple to act as a plug


Mix the filling:

  1. In a small bowl, use a fork to mix together the nut butter and maple syrup
  2. Stir the currants into the mixture
  3. Add the cardamom, cloves, and cinnamon to the mixture


Assemble the apples:

  1. Stuff each apple with a spoonful of the filling mixture
  2. Arrange the apples in a large skillet (make in two batches if needed)
  3. Pour the apple juice over the apples so it fills the bottom of the skillet
  4. Cover and steam, on medium heat for approximately 35 minutes, or until the apples are soft (add a bit of water during the cooking process if the liquid runs too low)
  5. Serve hot or cold, and add a scoop of non-dairy vanilla ice cream, if desired