Episode 44: An Apple a Day…

Recipe: Baked Apples

An apple a day keeps the doctor away 👨‍⚕️ 
The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree 🌳 
You’re the apple of my eye 👁 

Apples show up throughout our language, legends & stories dating back from biblical times, to Johnny Apple Seed (really cool dude) and Snow White.

Because this fall fruit has played such a big role in our health and history, we wanted to dedicate an entire show to it!

But is “an apple a day” really the best thing for you? 

We love apples this time of year! They help us transition from the summer to the winter as they sweep excess heat from the body, fill us with gut benefiting fiber, and have flavors that range from sweet to incredibly tart + bitter to tone our organs.

But please remember they’re a seasonal fruit. They should be eaten and enjoyed now, in the fall, not 365.

Here’s why you should gorge on apples now! Did you know…

– Apples can help with either constipation or loose stools depending if they are raw or cooked!

– Apple seeds kill cancer cells!

– The 5 seeds within an apple will grow 5 completely different apple trees!
(Meaning without man grafting apple trees, no apple tree would be the same!) 

– There are more than 7,000 varieties of cultivated apples (although grocery stores only sell 6-8 varieties in the US).

There are so many cool facts and stories about apples we couldn’t fit them ALL into this cooking show episode. So make sure you listen to the podcast!

Join Cara + Megan in Episode 44 of Simply Seasonal:

  • How apples help us in the Fall 
  • Health benefits of apples 
  • Organic vs Conventional 
  • Raw vs cooked 
  • Our favorite apple recipes

Balance, heal, thrive,
Cara + Megan

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Baked Apples

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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Simple Tip: “Always cook with Seasonal foods to balance, heal, and thrive!” xoxo Cara + Megan


  • 2 large apples (gala, fuji or honey crisp work best)
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 4 Tbl maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 2 Tbl butter, chopped into small pieces
Preheat oven to 350 degrees


  1. Prepare the apples: Slice apples across the top (about 1/2″ down) far enough down to expose the full diameter of apple. Discard top. With a melon baller or small spoon, dig down through the center core. Using caution not to go all the way through bottom, remove and discard all seeds and core. Scoop out the “meat” of apple leaving a 1/4″ wall on the outside. Place the apple scoops into a mixing bowl.
  2. Combine the rest of ingredients into mixing bowl with apple pieces.
  3. Stuff the mixture back into apples and place in small baking pan. Pour water into bottom of pan, just enough to cover surface of pan.
  4. Cover with foil and bake at 350 for 45 minutes
  5. Uncover and turn up oven to 425. Bake another 15 minutes until browned on top.
  6. Enjoy on it’s own or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

If you enjoyed this recipe we would love to hear from you! Please leave a comment below and be sure to share with family and friends.


Megan + Cara

Balance, heal, thrive,
Cara + Megan

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