Paleo AIP Baked Apples

Satisfy your sweet tooth without breaking your diet! This high fiber dessert is Paleo, AIP, Gluten Free, and Vegan! They’re a great, healthy alternative you can serve to all the dueling diets around your table. Make a little extra and the leftovers transform into a fantastic topping for chicken, turkey, or pork.

Paleo, AIP, Gluten Free, Vegan Baked Apples!


  • 4 tart green apples
  • 1 1/2 inch thumb of ginger, peeled and minced fine
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp honey or maple syrup (use maple syrup for vegans)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp coconut butter  
  • 1/3 packed cup chopped dates or figs


  • Core the apples, removing the seeds and stems from the center. Put the four apples in a small baking dish, preferably one where they’re nice and snug.
  • Mix the minced ginger, cinnamon, lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, honey, salt, coconut butter, and dates or figs until you have a thick, messy paste.
  • Stuff the mix into the middle of the apples until you’re out of solids.
  • Use your fingers to rub the exterior of the apples with all the remaining paste.
  • Bake at 375F for 1 hour, or until the apples are soft all the way through when you poke them with a knife.


These are great hot and fresh from the oven, but you can use the leftovers several ways.

– Cut one in half and serve with whipped coconut cream or paleo banana faux “ice cream” as a decadent dessert

– Chop an entire apple and it’s filling into 1/2 inch dice and use that to smother baked chicken, turkey, or pork

– Chop an entire apple and its filling into 1 inch dice, mix well, and chill. Stuff a couple tablespoons of the cold mix into jicama taco shells (available in the produce section of Whole Foods and other health food stores), then serve as a sweet, cold, high fiber snack