Baked Apples with Coconut Cream

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When you search The Bewitchin’ Kitchen for fruit desserts, you’ll find a lot of apple recipes. I love apples and how they easily go from sweet to savoury in any dish. I particularly like this healthier version of apple pie, baked apples with coconut cream.

Baked Apples with Coconut Cream. This gluten free and dairy free dessert is a healthier twist on apple pie.

I made two versions of this recipe: one with sugar and one without. Since I’m in the middle of a Whole30, mine was without but my husband and son thoroughly enjoyed their brown sugared variety. I find with a little bit of cinnamon, apples don’t need much sugar, they’re perfect. A few years ago I shared one of my favourite snacks with you. That snack was the Apple Cinnamon Yogurt Bowl and it was with that recipe that I discovered that apples are incredible the way they are. All you need is a little heat and cinnamon, and you’re “in the money”.

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Baked Apples with Coconut Cream. This dairy free dessert is a healthier twist on apple pie.

I’ve partnered with BC Tree Fruits for the month of February to share a few new apple recipes (like these baked apples with coconut cream) and some information regarding one of my favourite fruits. February is apple month where we recognize the quality produce grown here on B.C. soil while encouraging people to support our local growers. You may not think of February as a month for fresh fruit, however fresh B.C. apples are available throughout the long winter months.

Over the next four weeks, I’ll share both sweet and savoury options, health facts, and apple hacks. If you have any apple tips, please leave them in the comments.

Baked Apples with Coconut Cream. This dairy free dessert is a healthier twist on apple pie.

Baked Apples with Coconut Cream

Baked Apples with Coconut Cream. This dairy free dessert is a healthier twist on apple pie.

I chose to use granny smith apples in this recipe because they’re my favourite. I have always preferred this tart and tangy variety as I have found it balanced well whenever I paired it with dark chocolate (my usual apple snack). With that being said, granny smiths are also known to be perfect for baking as they sweeten up as they cook.

Baked Apples with Coconut Cream. This dairy free dessert is a healthier twist on apple pie.

This dessert recipe for baked apples with coconut cream is a healthier spin on apple pie. It’s gluten free (no crust) and dairy free, thanks to the coconut whipped cream.

Baked Apples with Coconut Cream. This dairy free dessert is a healthier twist on apple pie.
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Baked Apples with Coconut Cream

This gluten free and dairy free dessert is a healthier twist on apple pie.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword baked apples, coconut cream
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 380kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 granny smith apples
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 batch coconut whipped cream
  • Optional toppings: caramel sauce

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Slice the top of each apple off and scoop out the core.
  • Spoon 1 tbsp of brown sugar in each apple and 1/4 tsp cinnamon.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Top with coconut whipped cream and optional caramel sauce.

How to make coconut cream:

  • Place a can of full-fat coconut milk in the fridge.
  • Scoop the hard fat into a bowl (leave the water in the can).
  • Whip with a hand blender. You may add powdered sugar, brown sugar, or stevia to sweeten if desired.
  • The coconut cream can be whipped or if you leave it soft and whisk in powdered sugar, it will become a glaze (like in the images in the post).

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 380kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 22.9g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Sodium: 20.7mg | Fiber: 5.2g | Sugar: 34.3g
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Baked Apples with Coconut Cream. This gluten free and dairy free dessert is a healthier twist on apple pie.

More Apple Dessert Recipes:

Apple Praline Pie

Easy Apple Turnovers

Caramel Apple Waffles

What’s your favorite kind of apple?

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Disclosure: A big, loud shout out to BC Tree Fruits for sponsoring this post. I have been compensated for my time but all opinions are my own.

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34 comments on “Baked Apples with Coconut Cream”

  1. These look really tasty. I am a huge fan of apples and coconut, but I don’t think I’ve had them together.

  2. This sounds like quite a treat. I need to make these as soon as possible.

  3. I never in a million years would have thought to put a coconut cream on my favorite sweet treat! This is brilliant, and the recipe looks easy enough! Thank you so much!

  4. Oh my gosh Yum!! This looks so good. You have no idea how much I love coconut cream and anything with apples. I cannot wait to make this.

  5. Those sound so good! I love the combination of apple and coconut cream. It just sounds amazingly delicious.

  6. What an interesting combination! I bet it tastes great!

  7. Wow, these look amazing!! I would have never paired apples with coconut!!

  8. Oh wow! Why I never tried this before?! It sounds SO good!

  9. Oh this is such a great idea for this time of year. Those flavors sound amazing and I think guest would be super impressed!

  10. These Baked Apples look amazing. I love apples and I am always looking for new recipes to try.

  11. Those look delicious. What a great combination too. I do love coconut, so I bet I’d love these.

  12. I can not wait to make this recipe. I am sure they will be a big hit with my family. I will have t =o get all the ingredients I need.

  13. Baked apples are always a family favorite. These look so good and easy to make. I will have to try these for dessert this weekend.

  14. Oh my goodness! These baked apples look so tasty–would be a great alternative to a baked apple pie I think! Definitely goign to give it a try!

  15. YUM! That looks so good! I am definitely going to be trying this recipe. Those apples look delicious!

  16. oh man this looks sooo good.you had me at baked apples and when you added coconut cream it was over. lol sign me up.

  17. I haven’t tried coconut cream with apples before. I need to try this. I’m sure my daughters will love it too.

  18. These baked apples look so scrumptious. All that flavor from cinnamon sugar and coconut cream. Yum!

  19. this looks DELISH! I eat an apple every single day and I can’t wait to try this recipe with coconut cream. Thanks so much for putting it on my radar!

  20. Such a perfect winter recipe – all warm and comforting. I love baked apples and I love coconut. I’m going to have to gie this a try

  21. What an interesting combination! That coconut cream sounds yummy too. Sharing on Twitter. Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Have a great week!
    Kim

  22. I’ve never had an apple/coconut combo before–really interesting! Thanks for joining us at Tasty Tuesdays this week 🙂

  23. These apples look so, so tasty! Thanks so much for sharing your yummy recipe on the Monday Funday Party! I can’t wait to try it out.

  24. These look so good! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty!

  25. This sounds like a great combination and I would never have thought to put the two together. Thank you for sharing this recipe with us at Funtastic Friday!

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