How to Make Delicious Baked Cinnamon Apples

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How to make the most delicious baked cinnamon apples. Easy dessert recipe with apple slices, brown sugar, nutmeg, and a special secret ingredient.

Sliced baked apples really do make the best side dish or dessert for just about any meal. While most would consider this to be a fall recipe, I grew up eating them year round, likely because we had lots of apples to eat and cook with, thanks to a handful of apple trees on the farm.

baked cinnamon apples, with serving missing, in mint green baking dish

Grandma would slice up her apples, mix them with cinnamon and sugar, and she'd pop them in the microwave for a few minutes to soften up and cook. We enjoyed them spring, summer, fall, and winter.

These lovely cinnamon baked apples are based off my favorite Dutch apple crumb pie and apple crisp recipe. They have one secret ingredient that gives them both a zing and a slightly creamy texture.

While you're welcome to leave the peelings on the apples, I peel them when making baked apples. And I like to use a mixture of both cane sugar and brown sugar with my cinnamon.

Baked apples are great all by themselves; but if you want them to be a bit more filling, feel free to throw them into a pie crust, or use them as the filling in apple caramel dump cake or slow cooker apple dump cake.

Top them off with whipped cream, and you've got one fantastic dessert, a makeshift apple pie.

WHERE CAN I FIND THE ACTUAL RECIPE CARD?

If you’d rather skip all of my cooking tips, important info for this recipe, and similar recipe ideas – and get straight to the baked apple recipe – just scroll down to the bottom, where you’ll find a printable recipe card with a longer how to video.

sliced baked apples with cinnamon nutmeg sauce in ivory ramekin with fork

WHAT APPLES ARE BEST TO USE FOR BAKED APPLES?

When choosing your apples, you really want something that will give both a sweet and tart flavor. But keep in mind, you really can make these with whatever you hand on hand.

I love making baked cinnamon apples with Honeycrisp, JonathanJonagold, or Granny Smith apples. Jonagolds are a cross between Jonathans and Golden Delicious, and they are so sweet, tart, and crisp.

More favorite kinds of apples to use might include…

  • Rome
  • Braeburn
  • Golden Delicious
  • Northern Spy
  • Empire
forkful of baked apples with cinnamon and whipped topping in ivory ramekin

INGREDIENTS YOU'LL NEED:

Keep in mind, all of the ingredient amounts you’ll need are in the printable recipe card below.

KITCHEN TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT YOU'LL NEED:

Apple Corer and Slicer with Paring Knife

Large Bowl and Small Bowl

7 to 9-Inch Baking Dish

Ramekins – for serving

HOW TO MAKE BAKED CINNAMON APPLES

Before you get started mixing up your apples, be sure to wash them well. I like to soak ours in a water/vinegar mixture.

You'll also need to pre-heat your oven and grease your baking dish with cooking spray.

  1. Core, peel, and slice apples into a large bowl. To do this, I usually use our handy apple corer/peeler/slicer, and then I'll cut those whole slices in half with a paring knife.
  2. In a separate small bowl, mix together the cane sugar, light brown sugar, corn starch, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  3. Add the sugar mixture, sour cream, and lemon juice in with the apples, and mix everything together well.
  4. Pour the apple mixture into a greased baking dish, and thinly slice the butter around on top of the apples.
steps for how to make baked cinnamon apples, including slicing apples into large bowl and adding sugar, brown sugar, corn starch, cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice, and sour cream; sliced cinnamon apples in mint green baking dish with pats of butter on top of the apples

Bake the apples at 375° F for about 30 to 45 minutes, or until the apples are softened and bubbly. Be sure to give the apples a good stir halfway thru baking.

While they make an excellent side dish or dessert all by themselves, you can serve them with a dollop of whipped topping or a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream.

baked apples with whipped cream on top in ivory ramekin with fork

OPTIONAL ADD-INS FOR SLICED BAKED APPLES:

You may want to add in some optional ingredients to give your easy baked apples even more bang for their buck (although they're delicious just the way they are).

cinnamon baked apples in mint green baking dish

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Yield: 8

How to Make Delicious Baked Cinnamon Apples

How to Make Delicious Baked Cinnamon Apples

How to make the most delicious baked cinnamon apples. Easy dessert recipe with apple slices, brown sugar, nutmeg, and a special secret ingredient.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 375° F, and grease your baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Core, peel, and slice apples into a large bowl. To do this, I usually use our handy apple corer/peeler/slicer, and then I'll cut those whole slices in half with a paring knife.
  3. In a separate small bowl, mix together the cane sugar, light brown sugar, corn starch, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  4. Add the sugar mixture, sour cream, and lemon juice in with the apples, and mix everything together well.
  5. Pour the apple mixture into a greased baking dish, and thinly slice the butter around on top of the apples.
  6. Bake the apples at 375° F for about 30 to 45 minutes, or until the apples are tender, softened, and bubbly. Be sure to give the apples a good stir halfway thru baking.
  7. Serve the baked apples with a dollop of whipped topping or a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Notes

WHAT APPLES ARE BEST TO USE FOR BAKED APPLES?

When choosing your apples, you really want something that will give both a sweet and tart flavor. But keep in mind, you really can make these with whatever you hand on hand.

I love making baked cinnamon apples with Honeycrisp, JonathanJonagold, or Granny Smith apples. Jonagolds are a cross between Jonathans and Golden Delicious, and they are so sweet, tart, and crisp.

More favorite kinds of apples to use might include…

  • Rome
  • Braeburn
  • Golden Delicious
  • Northern Spy
  • Empire

OPTIONAL ADD-INS FOR SLICED BAKED APPLES:

You may want to add in some optional ingredients to give your easy baked apples even more bang for their buck (although they're delicious just the way they are).

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 129Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 27mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 2gSugar: 21gProtein: 0g

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