Gluten-Free Cinnamon-Orange Stuffed Apples

Serve these baked apples with coffee cake for brunch or dessert.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 5 hours 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 4 large tart baking apples
  • 1⁄2 packed cup light brown sugar
  • 4 tsp. grated orange zest
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1⁄4 cup golden seedless raisins, divided
  • 4 tsp. frozen orange juice concentrate, divided
  • 4 tsp. butter, divided
  • 1⁄2 cup apple cider or juice


  • Wash the apples and remove the cores and the stems, but don’t peel them.
  • Add the brown sugar, orange zest, and cinnamon to a small bowl; stir to mix.
  • Fill each apple with 1 tablespoon raisins, 1 teaspoon orange juice concentrate, and 1 generous tablespoon of the brown sugar mixture. Top the filling in each apple with 1 teaspoon butter.
  • Pour the cider or juice into the slow cooker. Carefully place the apples upright in the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 5 hours or until the apples are cooked through and tender.
  • Use tongs and a spatula to remove the apples to dessert plates. Serve warm.