Baked cinnamon apple slices are 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.
In the fall, it’s customary that we buy jugs of apple cider, put it in a pot, and allow it to slowly cook on a low burner throughout the day. We add apple slices, cinnamon, and spices to it. When we walk into the kitchen, we add a cup of water to the mixture and stir.
This is our version of a drinkable potpourri!
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.
Cinnamon apples baking in the oven just make me feel warm, comfy, and at home.
Now, if you’re having a 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 apple dish 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 that chewy.
How long will the leftover last?
If you have leftover baked cinnamon apples, you can store in the fridge for three days.
Allow the leftovers to cool at 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.
How to reheat baked cinnamon apples
You can absolutely reheat baked cinnamon apples. The fastest way to reheat them is in the microwave. On the other hand, the best way to reheat them is in the oven.
To reheat these baked apples in the microwave, transfer them to a microwave-safe bowl.
- Add a tablespoon of water, if needed.
- Cover and heat in 30-second increments.
- Check to see if the apples are warmed through.
- Repeat until they are warmed.
- 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 extra
- ⅓ c water
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease an 8” square glass baking dish with butter.
- Peel and core the apples. Then cut them into thick slices. Set aside.
- Spread the apples out in the baking dish.
- In a small saucepan over medium heat, add in the water, vanilla extra, brown sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, butter and maple syrup.
- Stir continuously until the mixture is combined fully.
- Drizzle the mixture over the apples.
- Cover the pan with aluminum foil and bake for 25 minutes.
- 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.
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!