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Inside out Baked Caramel Apples

Inside out caramel apples. A healthier dessert option and simple to make too. Perfect Fall dessert!! You have got to try this!

inside out baked caramel apples

Do you love caramel apples…who doesn’t? Well during the winter months when you want something warm for dinner and dessert a great sweet choice is when we make inside out baked caramel apples. It’s just one of many fresh apple recipes on our site. (affiliate links present, originally published 12/15)

  • I call them inside out because the yummy coating is on the inside of the apple in this case instead of trying to bite it off the stick. The ingredients are simple and they are quick to make! This is what you do.

Inside out caramel apples

Baked apple dessert
Baked apple dessert

Baked Caramel Apples

Use a knife and cut in a circle the top…like you’re opening up a pumpkin. Then use your knife to cut some of the inside of the apple out, then use a spoon to scoop out some more. It is up to you how much you leave there but this is how mine look once I am done with this step.

Baked apple dessert

Baked Whole Apples

Then you want to get your inside mixture together. It is easy. You just need a few items, the only thing you might need to grab that is “unusual” and works best is caramel bits.

I have used caramel squares (seen here), but when I found caramel bits I have used them every time after that and they melt a lot better!! Here’s the printable recipe.

Since you’re heating your oven up to make these anyway, mind as well throw in dinner at the same time too. You can either follow how to cook Smithfield pork loin and follow that, or this is how to bake frozen chicken wings for dinner too.

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Inside out Baked Caramel Apples

Inside out baked caramel apples recipe that is filled with caramel and warm goodness.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword apple, baked, caramel
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 94kcal
Author The Typical Mom


  • 1 packet of instant oatmeal I use brown sugar version, 1 packet per 2 apples
  • 3 tbsp melted butter
  • 1/4 c caramel bits
  • 3 apples


  • Core out middle of apples, leave closed at bottom.
  •  Mix together oatmeal packet with melted butter, mix. 
  • Layer this mixture with caramel bits until you reach top of apple. Bake at 300 degrees for about 20 min. or until caramel is melted and apples begin to ooze juice.
Nutrition Facts
Inside out Baked Caramel Apples
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 94
% Daily Value*
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 194mg6%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 18g20%
Vitamin A 100IU2%
Vitamin C 8.3mg10%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Baked caramel apples

Cut caramel squares into fourths, scoop some oatmeal/butter mixture into the apple, top with caramels, do another layer, and so on. Put in the oven at 300 degrees for about 23 minutes or so or until the apple is softer and typically starts oozing apple juice out the bottom.

Baked apple recipe

I melt a few more caramels in the microwave and pour over the top just before serving too but you could keep it like this for a healthier version of a baked apple dessert! If you love these inside out baked caramel apples you must try our caramel apple bread pudding too.

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