These simple baked cinnamon apples are a fall staple. Made with apples, brown sugar, butter, lemon juice, and cinnamon, and nutmeg for the ultimate fall comforting fruit treat. Serve over yogurt, oatmeal, or even as a side to a giant scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Since you’re here, you need to try The Best Dutch Apple Pie with Crumb Topping, Starbucks Apple Crisp Macchiato (iced and hot) and the Better Than Krispy Kreme Apple Donuts.
This is the best baked cinnamon apple recipe ever!
One of my favorite times of the year is here, AKA apple season. I know, I know, I haven’t really posted that many apple desserts on here except for the Better Than Krispy Kreme Apple Donuts and the Best Dutch Apple Pie with Crumb Topping.
But I am here to remedy that issue with this super simple baked apple dish. This recipe is extremely versatile and easy to throw together. I make it throughout fall and even during the other seasons because apples seem to always be available here in the US.
Anyways, if you’re looking for a simple Thanksgiving dessert or just something comforting to make for your family this week I would strongly suggest trying this!
Why you need to make this recipe!
- This recipe doesn’t use a lot of hands on work, once the apples are in the oven you’re good to go.
- These apples are perfectly spiced with all the fall flavors.
- This recipe is extremely versatile and comes together so fast.
- Everyone will love these perfectly spiced apples.
- This recipe doesn’t result in mushy apples!
Ingredients for this cinnamon baked apple sices.
Here are the ingredients you will need to make these baked cinnamon apples. Make sure to scroll down to the recipe card for the full detailed ingredient measurements.
- Apples- You can either use one type of apples, I used gala apples. Or you can go with a combination of sweet and tart so maybe Honeycrisp or Gala apples mixed with a Granny Smith.
- Cinnamon & nutmeg– This recipe is simple and doesn’t go overboard with the spices, so using a little cinnamon and nutmeg will take them to the next level without making them overwhelming!
- Brown sugar– A littl ebrown sgar goes a long way to sweeten your apples without them being overly sweet.
- Corn starch– The corn starch will thicken the sauce a little bit.
- Lemon juice– The lemon juice balances out the sweetness of the baked apples.
- Butter– Use salted butter for this recipe to add extra depth and flavor to the
How to make baked cinnamon sliced apples
This is how you can make baked apple slices. Make sure to scroll down to the recipe card for the full detailed instructions!
- Core and peel the apples, then slice into thin-ish slices. Aim for ⅓ of an inch slices all around.
- Mix the apple slices, brown sugar, corn starch, spices, and lemon juice together in a large bowl until everything is well coated.
- Place the apple mixture on a baking dish, Drizzle with melted butter, cover with aluminum foil, and bake in the oven.
- Remove the foil, give the apple a good stir then bake again.
- Enjoy warm with some icecream!
Frequently asked questions – FAQ
What are the best apples to use?
When it comes to apple choice, you can either go with a sweet and tart apple mix for a fun and elevated flavor. Meaning uses either Gala apples or Honeycrisp apples mixed with Granny Smith apples.
Or just stick with a sweet option, AKA Honeycrisp apples or Gala apples, and still enjoy a really good baked apple dish.
Will my apples turn mushy?
These apples won’t turn mushy unless you overbake them. That’s what a very important thing is to check them often once that 30-minute mark hits. Pull them out whenever they reach your desired texture.
How to easy cinnamon spice baked apples?
When it comes to this baked apple dessert, the world is your oyster! You can really eat them any way you want. I like having them as is, right out of the oven because they are to die for. You can also have them:
- With a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream.
- Topped on some oatmeal.
- Topped on some greek yogurt.
- On peanut butter toast
- Topped with some whipped cream or fraiche.
Easy cinnamon baked apples slices
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Cinnamon baked apple slices
- 4 tablespoon butter divided, some to coat the pan and the rest, drizzled on the apples before baking.
- 4-5 medium apple Cored, peeled, and thinly sliced. You can use Gala apples, Honey Crisp apples, or a mix of one of the two previous ones and Granny Smith apples.
- 3 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon corn starch
- 2 tablespoon lemon juice
- Preheat the oven to 375F then coat the 9×13 baking dish with butter and set aside.
- In a large bowl, toss the sliced apples, with brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, corn starch, and lemon juice until everything is well coated.
- Transfer to the baking dish, cover with foil and bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes.
- Remove the foil, mix the apples, stir the apples to cover them in the butter-sugar sauce, and bake for another 5-10 minutes. Check the doneness of the apples at 5 minutes and see if they're at the right texture for you.
- Once you pull the apples out of the oven, stir them to coat them in the sauce again, and enjoy!
What are the best apples to use?When it comes to apple choice, you can either go with a sweet and tart apple mix for a fun and elevated flavor. Meaning uses either Gala apples or Honeycrisp apples mixed with Granny Smith apples. Or just stick with a sweet option, AKA Honeycrisp apples or Gala apples, and still enjoy a really good baked apple dish.
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I baked these tonight for breakfast tomorrow and plan to top Greek yogurt with the apples. The kitchen smells so good!
That sounds like a wonderful plan! Thank you for trying out the recipe 😁
Love ALL your recipes! Whenever I need something fast or for a gathering I look at your site first!
Thank you Stacey! 🙂
Do you need to peel the skin off the apples prior to cooking?
I prefer to do that but you don’t have to.
if you want a dessert that tastes like fall exploded in your mouth in the best way possible, THIS IS IT!!!!!!! i’d been searching for a good baked apple recipe and this was posted during my search! while baking, my whole house smelled delicious and the apples (along with some vanilla ice cream) tasted even more delicious. i’d make this daily if possible, i’m not even kidding.
You’re the best, Abigail! So happy to hear you really really enjoyed this recipe!!!