Looking for some delicious vegetarian recipes to add to your recipe box? Our friend Chelsea from A Duck’s Oven has one you will absolutely love! Our juicy Cosmic Crisp® apples bake oh so well making them the perfect vehicle for this hearty meal. These savory stuffed baked apples are just the ticket for the vegetarians—and non-vegetarians—in your life!
Assemble the Apples for Baking
Combine wild rice, quinoa, mushrooms, fresh herbs, and goat cheese for a delicious filling that’s reminiscent of Thanksgiving stuffing but with a creamy twist. Pile it into halved apples with the centers scooped out and bake until the apples are just soft and the topping is crispy. You’ve got yourself a delicious and filling main dish, side, or appetizer!
Looking to make this vegan? Simply omit the goat cheese and you can meet any dietary need! These apples are even gluten-free, a real versatile star.
Prep Your Apples Ahead of Time
Good news: these savory stuffed baked apples can absolutely be made ahead. Stuff the apples and wrap with foil in the baking dish and refrigerate until about an hour before you’d like to serve. Then just follow the baking instructions and enjoy. If you do this and want to avoid the apples from browning, just rub a little lemon juice onto the flesh of the apples before stuffing.
Check out our instructional video below then try baking these savory stuffed apples for your next meal. Don’t forget to rate this recipe and leave a comment if you have any thoughts!