Desserts, Vegan, Vegetarian

Steam Baked Stuffed Apples

Cooking method:

Ninja Foodi MAX 15-in-1 SmartLid Multi-Cooker with Smart Cook System OL750
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total time: 35 mins
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 4 people

Steam Baked Stuffed Apples

These tart Steam Baked Stuffed Apples are retro comfort food at its best. Made with unrefined sugars this makes a much healthier option to your average dessert!

Utensils required


  • 4 large cooking apples
  • 100g sultanas
  • 4 tbsp coconut sugar or raw cane sugar
  • 2 tsp ground sweet cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground mixed spice
  • 50g unsalted butter

Cooking mode

When entering cooking mode - We will enable your screen to stay ‘always on’ to avoid any unnecessary interruptions whilst you cook!


  • Step 1

    Wash and dry the apples then core using an apple corer or melon baller to create a 3-4cm wide hole. Create a foil ‘nest’ with a lip of around 2-3cm and place a disc of baking parchment on top. Sit on top of the reversible rack in its lowest position then place the apples on top.

  • Step 2

    Stir together the sultanas, coconut sugar, and spices then spoon a teaspoon of the mixture into each apple.

  • Step 3

    Divide the butter into 4 equal pieces then stuff into each apple, pressing down with your fingers to pack tightly. Spoon in the remaining dried fruit mixture.

  • Step 4

    Add 300ml cold water to the cooking pot then insert the reversible rack.

  • Step 5

    Close the lid and move the slider to the middle position. Select STEAM BAKE, set temperature to 105°C, and set time to 5 minutes. Press START/STOP to begin, (this will STEAM for approximately 20 minutes before switching to STEAM BAKE).

  • Step 6

    Once baking is complete slide the slider to the far right, open the lid and baste the apples with their juices. Close the lid.

  • Step 7

    Select AIRFRY, setting the temperature to 200°C and time to 5 minutes. Open the lid and baste halfway through cooking.

  • Step 8

    Serve immediately with vanilla ice cream, custard, or coconut yogurt. Be sure to spoon over the delicious cooking juices!


    The skin can also be removed and apples and stuffing blended together for an instant apple sauce!

    If cooking apples are too sour for your liking use 6 regular apples instead.