Oven baked apples

A traditional recipe from Zagoria villages, in Epirus


  • 10 apples
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon


Mix the walnuts, sugar and cinnamon.

Remove the core of the apple using an apple corer or by using a knife and making a hole in the apple's center.  The apple should have a vertical cavity in the center.  Fill the cavity with the walnut mixture.

Place the apples in a deep baking pan, and sprinkle them with any remaining sugar and cinnamon.  Pour a cup of water in the pan, around the apples.  Bake them until the apples get very soft.