Baked Cinnamon Apples are the ultimate Fall recipe and so easy to make. Made in one bowl with only 6 ingredients, this recipe makes for a perfectly healthy apple dessert, topping, or side dish you and your family will love all season long.
Trying to find healthy recipes, specifically desserts, for the holiday season? Well, your search is officially done. Say, “HELLO!” to these baked cinnamon apple slices! No matter if it’s a holiday dinner party, potluck, or a simple gathering with your friends, this easy apple dessert must be served.
Fall and winter are all about warm, cozy, and comforting dishes. And, this recipe is perfect. So, make it yourself, and see why hot baked cinnamon apples will take your holiday meals up a notch every time. Plus, your kitchen will smell amazing. Enjoy!
⏲ Cooking Time
If using stone bakeware you’ll need to adjust the bake time for the bakeware to heat up. You’ll generally want to add an extra 10 minutes. And, as always, every appliance is different so cook times can tend to vary.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Apples: I prefer a mix of tart and sweet. My favorites are Honeycrisp & Granny Smith.
- Lemon Juice: Great for balancing out the sweetness. Be sure and use real lemon juice, not that crap in the green bottle.
- Maple Syrup: Keeps this dish naturally sweetened and beautifully caramelizes the apples.
- Spices: Cinnamon and nutmeg are the flavors of Fall and Winter. But, pumpkin pie spice is excellent as well.
- Arrowroot Flour: This is to make sure it thickens as it cooks. You can also use cornstarch.
This Baked Cinnamon Apples recipe is so simple and requires a few basic ingredients and 1 bowl.
Peeled, cored, and a sliced mixture of crunchy sweet and tart apples are tossed in maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice, a bit of lemon juice and then baked to tender, caramelized perfection.
- Preheat your oven to 375˚F.
- Peel, core, and thinly slice the apples and place them in a large bowl. (Try and keep the slices consistent and thin. It helps them to cook evenly.)
- Add in all the remaining ingredients and toss until the apples are evenly coated.
- Pour the apples into a 9×13 baking dish, cover with foil, and bake for 40 minutes. Then, remove the foil, stir the apples, and bake uncovered for an additional 15-20 minutes. The apples should be VERY fork tender and the sauce should be fairly thick and bubbly.
- Serve the cinnamon baked apples plain or with a dollop of Vegan Whipped Cream.
💭 Top Tips
- This is a great way to use up that apple surplus that’s on the brink of going bad.
- Try adding dried cranberries and maple roasted pecans for extra flavor and texture.
- Be sure to use crunchier and firmer apples for this recipe.
- Use a good vegetable peeler and paring knife when working with apples.
Baked Cinnamon Apples FAQ
Yes, especially these. They are naturally sweetened, vegan, and completely oil-free.
No. But, I prefer to peel them. I feel they bake up much better and I don’t have to deal with the skin.
I prefer a mixture of Granny Smith and Honeycrisp because I like tart and sweet together. Pink Lady, Gala, Fuji, Jonagold, Jonathan, SweeTango, and Braeburn are also excellent choices.
These are always best when fresh, but you can keep leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days or in the freezer for up to 1 month. Reheat, covered, in a 350˚F oven until warm. If the sauce is too thick simply add a bit of water or apple juice.
Yes, and they are also grain-free. If that’s your thing you’re in luck.
What Do I Serve With Baked Cinnamon Apples?
These baked cinnamon apples are perfect on their own, but try serving them with these other dishes:
- Top with this delicious Vegan Whipped Cream
- On top of my Healthy Oil-Free Granola
- Try covering this Vegan French Toast Casserole
- Pour them over the best Fluffy Vegan Pancakes
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