Baked Cinnamon Apples recipe

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This is a fantastic dessert for autumn or winter. Serve with hot apple juice, cream, custard or ice cream.

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IngredientsServes: 4

  • 4 large apples, washed, patted dry and core removed
  • 115g caster sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 250ml apple juice

MethodPrep:10min ›Cook:45min ›Ready in:55min

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
  2. Place apples in a small glass baking dish. Mix together sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle on apples, inside and out.
  3. Pour enough apple juice into the baking dish so that apples are sitting in 1-2cm juice.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for about 45-55 minutes, basting every 15 minutes. They are done when tender (test with a sharp knife). Serve with the hot apple juice.

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Prepare Baked Apples for a Seasonal Dessert

I love baked apples. There’s just something so comforting about sweet, juicy baked apples with a hint of cinnamon. Sure, I love them with ice cream for dessert but you know my favorite way to enjoy this fall treat? With roast chicken or pork. Baked apples makes the perfect seasonal side-dish!

This easy dish is a great way to use up all those apples you just picked, but be sure they are the right type of apple before you start chopping. You want an apple that will hold up in the oven and not just turn to mush. Gala or Cortland apples are the best bets for that. Save those crunchy red delicious for snacking!

You can also use baked cinnamon apples as an oatmeal topping or mixed into your morning Greek yogurt. I hope you love these apples as much as I do!

Recipe: Low-Cal Baked Cinnamon Apples

Baked cinnamon apples are a fall and winter favorite, but you can enjoy them all year! Traditional recipes use sugar, which you can do. But to cut down on calories, this recipe offers an alternative: artificial sweeteners. At 100 calories, each serving is comparable to one fresh Granny Smith apple — the spices and flavorings don’t add any extra!

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4 medium Granny Smith apples
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
2 tbsp Splenda® or Stevia®


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Slice apples into thin slices and place in a 9࡯ baking dish or pie dish. Sprinkle with cinnamon, nutmeg, and Splenda or Stevia. Mix so that all apples are coated. Place a small amount of water in the dish (about 1/4 in).
  3. Bake apples uncovered for 30 minutes or until apples are soft and break apart easily.

Nutritional information

Serves 4
Serving size: 1 apple

Total calories: 100
Total fat: .5 g
Saturated fat: 0 g
Sodium: 0 mg
Carbohydrate: 27 g
Fiber: 6 g
Sugars: 19 g
Protein: 1 g

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Baked Cinnamon Apples

Baked apples kind of feel like a short cut way to eat Apple Pie and you'll never hear us complain. For the best baked apple experience, our favourite apple to use is the Honeycrisp: juicy but sturdy, tangy and sweet, holding up like a champ to the 50-minute bake time. Don't let our biases limit your options though: Granny Smiths, Galas, Pink Ladies, and Braeburns work equally well. We would advise you to stay away from the Red Delicious (their skins can be quite thick and tough) as well as Macintoshes (perfect for apple sauce but not great at holding their shape during baking).

Because every apple's moisture content varies, the exact cooking time will also vary. We recommend checking your apple's doneness starting at 40 minutes if they aren't quite tender enough at 50 minutes of bake time, don't be surprised if they take up to a whole hour to get to that perfectly syrupy stage.

How to make these Baked Cinnamon Apples

After peeling and dicing your apples, I like to use a mixture of different varieties for optimal taste, toss them in maple syrup. I like to use cinnamon or vanilla maple syrup. After you lightly grease your baking dish, pour the apples in evenly.

The topping is the best part!

You will know your Baked Cinnamon Apple dessert is finished when it is brown and bubbling and the apples are tender. Be sure to serve it warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream!

Be sure to top your Baked Cinnamon Apples with homemade whipped cream! It&rsquos super easy!

These cinnamon baked apple slices are the perfect side dish to compliment pork.

The ingredients for these easy baked apple slices are just a few. The recipe has only five ingredients and one of them is water!

A couple of Granny Smith apples, some water, with cornstarch to thicken it, a scoop of brown sugar and a pinch of cinnamon are all that you need to complete the recipe.

I love that it is easy, simple, but so, so tasty when the the baked Granny Smith apple slices are done!

I started the recipe for baked apple slices by mixing the cornstarch and water in a small bowl. This mixture will thicken the other ingredients into an ooey-gooey texture.

I also peeled my apples and sliced them fairly thickly. You don&rsquot want them too thin or they will end up overcooked.

Place the sliced apples in an ovenproof baking dish and pour over the cornstarch and water mixture. You will want to coat the apples well.

Pour in the brown sugar and mix the apples well with it. You will want some of the sugar to stick to each apple, since this is what the cornstarch mixture will thicken.

Have you ever started a recipe only to discover that your brown sugar has hardened? No problem! These 6 easy tips for softening brown sugar are sure to help.

Sprinkle the top of the ingredients with a generous pinch or two of cinnamon to give it some extra fall like taste.

Into the oven they go for about 15 minutes at 350º F. Baking apple slices is that easy! Look at the gooey glaze! I can&rsquot wait to try them!The baked apple slices with cinnamon are fork tender and sweet but the tartness of the apples keeps the sweetness in check. Cinnamon the kitty approves of the taste very much!

This cute kitty is part of my spice jars called Cats of Distinction by Lenox. I was amazed, recently, to find that they are quite collectible!

Serve the quick baked apple slices hot with pork chops for a comfort food dish that really screams fall.

Gone are the days of boring applesauce and pork. These cinnamon baked apple slices and pork and definitely my new fall combo. Perhaps they will become yours too!

One bite of these sweet apples and you will be hooked! They tick the box in so many ways. The apples are:

  • Sweet and tender
  • Flavored with cinnamon in a rich brown sugar glaze
  • They are super satisfying
  • Lighter than an apple pie and so delicious!

The yummy warm baked apple are great on their own, but extra yummy with a dollop of whip cream or some ice cream.

They make a wonderful side dish, a super tasty snack and a great after work out treat.

These baked apple slices have a lovely brown sugar and cinnamon glaze that could not be easier to make. They are the perfect choice when you have a hankering for the taste of apple pie, but don&rsquot have the time to make one.

And if you are trying to omit the calories of a pie crust, you can get your apple pie fix in just minutes by baking just the apple slices.

The recipe is naturally gluten free and has 188 calories per serving &ndash MUCH less than a slice of apple pie with most of the flavor!

If you would like a reminder of this recipe for cinnamon baked apple slices, just pin this image to one of your Pinterest cooking boards so that you can easily find it later.

I served these tonight with some apple and pecan stuffed pork chops. The combination of flavors was amazing!

For more fall recipes, please visit my &ldquoIt&rsquos time for Fall&rdquo Pinterest board.

Admin note: This post for warm baked cinnamon apple slices first appeared on the blog in October of 2017. I have updated the post with some new photos, nutritional information and a video for you to enjoy.

Baked Cinnamon Apples

Have you ever had the baked cinnamon apples at Chilli’s? My kids love those sweet baked apples and every time we dine out at a restaurant that serves them you can guarantee they will order them. I finally decided to give them and try and make them at home and I don’t know what took me so long to make these….they are so good! This recipe is another easy one to throw together and with my new Lodge Bakeware from Market Street it turned out perfect!

I adapted this recipe I found online and made these delicious baked cinnamon apples as a side dish for dinner. They went perfectly with our bacon wrapped pork tenderloin and the kids gobbled them up, this recipe is definitely a keeper!

  • 6 cups apples, peeled & sliced
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar, plus 2-3 tablespoons for topping
  • 1tbs flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  1. Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees
  2. Prepare a 9x13 baking dish by spraying with cooking spray
  3. With a peeler peel each apple, and core the apples
  4. Cut apples into small chunks
  5. In a large zip bag place 1 TBS flour then add the apples zip the bag up and shake until the apples are lightly covered in flour.
  6. Add both sugars and zip the bag and shake well
  7. Add the cinnamon and nutmeg zip and shake well
  8. In your prepared baking pan pour in the apple mixture from the zip bag, and spread out on the pan.
  9. Place in the 450 degree oven
  10. Bake for 30 minutes stirring occasionally to insure the apples don't dry out and cook evenly.
  11. In the last 10 minutes sprinkle the remaining brown sugar on top for a caramelized topping.
  12. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving. Serving warm is best.

I know one of the reasons this dish turned out so well is because my awesome new rectangular roasting pan. The Lodge bakeware dishes are extremely versatile and help make sure your meals stay hot and ready. They can be used for marinating, baking, roasting, serving or even snacking and the best part is they are easy to clean! As a busy mom when I’m shopping for new dishes or pans if it can’t be put in the dishwasher it’s a deal breaker, no matter how awesome it claims to be. The Lodge Bakeware is safe for the microwave, freezer, oven and most importantly dishwasher safe.

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How To Make Baked Apples

  • Create cinnamon oat mixture. Mix together the oats, pecans, dried fruit, cinnamon, nutmeg, and melted butter in a bowl.
  • Core the apples. Squeeze a bit of lemon juice over the apples. Then using a melon baller or knife, scoop a cavity that’s an inch or so wide.
  • Peel the top skin. Use a paring knife to remove 1/2″ of the apple’s skin on top to prevent it from bursting.
  • Fill in the good stuff. In a baking dish, stand the apples upright and stuff with the cinnamon oat mixture.
  • Pour and bake. Pour the apple cider into the pan and bake for about 45-60 minutes. Remember to baste them a few times!
  • Serve hot. You can pour the syrupy liquid over the apples or top it with ice cream. Keep on reading for more options.


I’ve been making the stovetop version of sliced cinnamon apples for my little girl for what feels like forever. With school starting back up and fall right behind it, it seemed the perfect time to get a new apple recipe underway that our weekday mornings would benefit from.

The goal was to adapt the stovetop version into a simple oven-baked version, in which the prep would be extremely minimal, and the recipe as simple as could be, without sacrificing any flavor. As an added bonus, it would also make enough to get us through the week. Almost sounds too good to be true, but alas, it is not.

These Cinnamon Baked Apples are:

  • Over-the-top easy to assemble and came together in just one bowl.
  • Perfect in texture — not too soggy, and with just the right amount of bite.
  • Beautifully cloaked in a perfectly gooey, cinnamon sauce.

Not to mention, the recipe made enough to last for days and kept beautifully.

Serving Ideas for Baked Apples

Baked apples are wonderful on their own, but can also be delicious addition to a number of recipes!
Here are some ideas for serving baked apples:

  • vanilla ice cream
  • caramel or toffee ice cream
  • pancakes
  • oatmeal
  • French toast
  • cream of wheat
  • toast
  • German pancake topping
  • cake topping
  • cheesecake topping
  • brie
  • top with granola
  • add chopped walnuts or pecans

There are so many possibilities! I personally love cinnamon apples on their own or with a little vanilla ice cream. So delicious!