Tuscan Baked Apples

Tuscan Baked Apples


How to Prepare

   Macintosh apples (large) (4)

   Ground walnuts (2 tbsp.)

   Ground pecans (2 tbsp.)

   Ground pine nuts (2 tbsp.)

   Unsalted butter (4 – 5 tbsp.)

   Brown sugar (1/3 cup)

   Gorgonzola cheese (¼ cup)

   Pure vanilla (1 tsp.)


   Cooking Italian with Joe’s Whipped             Cream





  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. 
  2. Core the apples without going all the way through the bottom.
  3. Place the cored apples in a large baking or casserole dish.
  4. Mix the walnuts, pecans, pine nuts, brown sugar, vanilla and butter together.
  5. In the center of the apples, place a small chunk of gorgonzola cheese, followed by a small mixture of the nuts and sugar mix.
    1. Continue layering the cheese and nut mixture until the entire apple center is filled. 
  6. Top each apple with a large piece of gorgonzola cheese. 
  7. Drizzle processco over the apples and create a shallow bath in the bottom of the baking dish.
  8. Place the apples in the oven for 45 minutes until the apple skins split. 
  9. Top with Cooking Italian with Joe’s Whipped Cream.
  10. Sprinkle with nuts and drizzle some sauce from the bottom of the pan. Enjoy!