If you're not a fan of honey cake, or you're looking for a lighter Rosh Hashanah dessert, this one's for you. These classic baked apples are stuffed with plump raisins, cinnamon, brown sugar, and a good dash of salt which is what really takes them to the next level. I've plated them here with ice cream and toasted coconut, but they are also delicious plain—warm or cold.

There's not much to it. You'll need to core the apples and stuff them with the raisin mixture. Sprinkle with cinnamon, drizzle with honey, bake and voila...dessert is served.


  • 8 red apples
  • 1½ cups raisins (optional: use half golden raisins and half regular)
  • 4 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt (don't skimp)
  • 1/8 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. ginger powder
  • Honey


  1. Soak the raisins in warm water for 20-30 minutes, then drain.
  2. Wash and core the apples the apples. Place in a baking dish.
  3. Toss the raisins with the brown sugar, salt, cinnamon and ginger. Stuff the mixture into the empty core of each apple.
  4. Drizzle the apples with honey and dust lightly with cinnamon.
  5. Bake uncovered at 350°F for 30 minutes.
  6. Optional: Serve with ice cream and toasted coconut.