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Vegan German Baked Apples

Vegan german baked apple

Are you looking for a feel-good, quick-to-make dessert that warms you during winter? Say no more. These vegan German baked apples are as simple as they are tasty. Stuffed apples are a childhood treat and a traditional Christmas food in Germany, so I enjoy them regularly during autumn and winter. They are quick and cheap to make, and the best thing is: They are actually quite healthy for being such a treat!

Vegan German stuffed Apples

Apple and fillings (Cinnamon, candied ginger, raising, chocolate, almonds)

Baked apples are a common simple dessert in Germany. Variations of this dish have also gained popularity as a dessert beyond German borders. There is no fixed recipe for preparing this classic, and it is super easy to make a tasty vegan version from them. Usually, the filling is prepared with a choice of Christmassy ingredients. Ingredients commonly used are everything like marzipan, raisins, nuts, butter, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and rum.

Choice of Apples: 

For this dish, you want to choose as firm apples as possible. Sour apples work very well for this dish too. While Boskoop is commonly used for this dish, you may use other apples as long as they are big, nice and firm.

German Baked Apples Recipe: 

Take your apples, wash them and check if they can stand up nicely. Otherwise, you can flatten the bottom of the apple slightly. Cut off the top of the apple, and core the apple using a teaspoon. You can rub some citrus juice over the cored apple to prevent oxidization. 

To prepare your filling, take the raisins, almonds, dark chocolate, and candied ginger. Chop the fillings into fine bits, add your cinnamon and nutmeg, and mix well.

Mixed fillings for vegan german stuffed apples

Fill the cored apples with the stuffing, and pour a few millilitres of plant-based milk into the apple. Lastly, top the apple with your marmalade of choice. Grade some additional nutmeg and cinnamon over the apple, and they are ready to go.

Filled unbaked apples

Put the apples into the oven, and bake at 180° celsius (350° Fahrenheit) until you see the skin of the apple rupture. Take out of the oven and enjoy while hot. They are perfect just as they are, but you can choose to enjoy a vegan vanilla custard, vanilla ice cream, or this incredible coconut vanilla cream with them. Enjoy!

There is nothing more comfortable than enjoying these vegan German baked apples on a dark rainy evening, especially when combined with a nice warming beverage, such as a hot chocolate or this spicey masala chai!

Another classic German winter snack: Christmas time wouldn’t be complete without delicious fried Schmalzgebäck! My mum made a fantastic vegan version of it. Vegan Vanillekipferl can’t miss either for the proper Christmas spirit.

Some more Recipe Inspirations:

German Baked Apples

Cuisine: German DessertDifficulty: Easy


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  • 4 big firm apples (Booskop for example)

  • 60g almonds

  • 20 g candied ginger

  • 40g dark chocolate

  • 30g raisins

  • 4 tbsp marmalade

  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg

  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

  • 40ml oat milk


  • Wash your apple, and make sure that they can stand up nicely. If necessary, flatten their bottom slightly. Cut the top off, and core the apples using a teaspoon. Rub with citrus juice to avoid oxidization.
  • Chop the almonds, candied ginger, chocolate, and raisins into small bits. Add your cinnamon and nutmeg, and mix well. Fill the apples with the stuffings, followed by a few millilitres of oat milk. Top with your marmalade of choice. Season with a final dusting of nutmeg and cinnamon.
  • Bake the apples at 180° Celsius (350° Fahrenheit) until their skin ruptures. Enjoy while hot! You can top the hot apples with some vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

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