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Baked Cinnamon Apple Slices: Recipe + Tips

Baked Cinnamon Apple Slices: Recipe + Tips

Baked cinnamon apple slices make a low-maintenance dessert that makes the house smell absolutely divine.

This recipe only requires apples, butter, and some spices that you most likely have in your kitchen. 

And oh, the house smells so darn heavenly when we do this.

For us, this baked cinnamon apple recipe isn’t just a treat for our taste buds.

It also boasts a delightful aroma. 

This baked cinnamon apple slices recipe in the oven just makes me feel warm, comfy, and at home. 

Now, if you’re having a 21+ dinner party and want to make this dish a bit on the unique side, you can add some bourbon or rum in the mixture.

In that case, you would replace half the water with the liquor.

What kind of apples should you use?

We love to use Honeycrisp apples or granny smith apples when making baked apples. 

However, we aren’t picky about the kind of apples, frankly.

We use whichever we happen to have on hand. 

Should you peel the apples?

While we very much prefer the taste of this baked cinnamon apple slices recipe with the apples peeled, that is completely up to you. 

Consider peeling half the apples and not the other half.

When you don’t peel them, we recommend that you cut the slices very thin.

With this, the peel won’t be too chewy.

How long will the leftovers last?

If you have leftover baked cinnamon apples, you can store them covered tightly in the fridge for three days for freshest taste and texture. 

Tips for storing baked cinnamon apples:

  • Allow the leftovers to cool to room temperature.
  • Then, place them in a sealed container.
  • Put them in the back of the fridge until you’re ready to serve them again.
  • Leftover baked cinnamon make excellent toppings for pancakes, crepes, and waffles and alongside meats and omelets.

How to reheat baked cinnamon apples

You can absolutely reheat this baked cinnamon apples recipe.

The fastest way to reheat them is in the microwave.

On the other hand, the best way to reheat them is on the stovetop.

To reheat these baked apples in the microwave:

  • Transfer leftover cinnamon baked apples to a microwave-safe bowl.
  • Add a tablespoon of water.
  • Cover and heat in 30-second increments. 
  • Stir gently.
  • Check to see if the apples are warmed through. 
  • Repeat until they are warmed.

In conclusion

This baked cinnamon apple recipe is one that I am confident you will return to again and again.

How do I know? Because I can’t get enough of it.

This recipe is easy and smells delicious when it is baking. 

Enjoy every bite!

Baked Cinnamon Apple Slices Recipe + Tips

Baked Cinnamon Apple Slices Recipe + Tips

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

This easy, low-maintenance recipe is a great dessert or even a buttery sweet side dish to your favorite meals!


  • 2 t unsalted butter
  • 2 large apples
  • 1 t ground cinnamon
  • 3 T pure maple syrup
  • 2 T brown sugar
  • 1/4 t nutmeg
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • ⅓ c water


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Prepare an 8” square glass baking dish with butter, oil, or nonstick spray.
  3. Peel and core the apples. If leaving the skin on, wash and dry apples thoroughly.
  4. Cut apples into thick slices.
  5. Spread the apples out in the greased baking dish.
  6. In a mixing bowl, combine everything but the apples and butter.
  7. Cube the butter into 1/4-inch cubes and drop onto the apples.
  8. Pour the vanilla/spice/sugar mixture over top the apples and butter.
  9. Cover the pan with aluminum foil and bake for 25 minutes.
  10. Remove the foil from the dish and bake for another 15 minutes or until the apples are fork tender.


Be sure to wash and dry the apples before starting the recipe instructions.

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