There may be no dessert that evokes fall more beautifully or simply than baked apples.
Taking cues from the Mediterranean, we flavored the date and nut filling with orange and mint. It makes for a great contrast to the otherwise sweet blend of honey and dates. If you don't have (or don't like) dates, other dried fruit will work just as well. Try dried, chopped apricots or raisins. The same goes for the walnuts. Substitute another variety of nut or leave them out altogether.
These also make a delicious breakfast — and an easy one, too, if you baked an extra apple or two the night before.