Baked Cinnamon Apples

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Baked Cinnamon Apples are so delicious and easy to prepare.

We love them in a pie, on ice cream, or especially as a side dish during the holidays or really, any time of the year.


Baked Cinnamon Apples


You can’t believe how incredible your house will smell as these apples bake.

Watch us show you how easy it is to prepare Bake Cinnamon Apples:

This dish is one of our all-time favorite dishes. We love apples of all kinds and you really can’t go wrong with whichever type of apple you go with.

We love to use Gala or Honey Crisp apples.

They are literally bursting with delicious apple goodness.

A bowl of sliced fresh apples

The ingredients in this dish are so accessible and so comforting.

Use good-quality cinnamon and vanilla extract.

We LOVE Neilsen-Massey extracts and flavorings, but you can certainly go with whatever you have on hand.

Ingredients for Baked Cinnamon Apples

We like this version because the apples don’t get mushy.

They are soft but still taste like apples.

With amazing cinnamon, vanilla, and butter sauce.   Just divine!

A wooden spoon holding baked cinnamon apples

Baked Cinnamon Apples.

Doesn’t that have the most delicious sound to it?  And if you like this dish, we promise you’ll love our Homemade Apple Pie!

Bring it all together and it spells pure culinary comfort.

Can’t you just taste them right now? Hurry up and make this amazing dish, soon!

A close up view of baked cinnamon apples

Ready to make the best apples in town? Go for it!

And when you do, be sure to take a photo, post it on Instagram, and tag @howtofeedaloon and hashtag #howtofeedaloon!

Baked cinnamon apples in a white dish

Baked Cinnamon Apples

These Baked Cinnamon Apples are so simple and so delicious. They are cooked just long enough so the apples become soft, but not mushy. Perfect for dessert, or a wonderful side dish!
4.75 from 4 votes
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Side dish
Keyword: Apples, Fall dishes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 162kcal


  • 6 apples peeled, cored and sliced
  • 2 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 3 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • ¼ cup apple cider
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter roughly chopped, plus a little extra for greasing the pan


  • Pre-heat to 350°F.
  • Grease a 9"x13" baking dish with butter
  • Mix sugars, cinnamon and nutmeg in a small bowl.
  • Place about 1/3 of the apples in the prepared dish and sprinkle 1/3 of the cinnamon mixture over the the top. Repeat layers two more times.
  • Mix cider and vanilla in a small bowl. Pour over the apples.
  • Top with butter, scattering the pieces evenly.
  • Bake for 45 minutes, or until the apples are fork-tender.



Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 205mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 217IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg
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  • 5 stars
    These apples are delicious!!!!! I served them over vanilla ice cream and it was a hit!!! I will definitely be making these again!

    • Hi Mary!! AWESOME!! Aren’t those baked apples to die for? And YES! to having them over vanilla ice cream. YUM!!! Thanks so much for letting us know and thank you for the great review. That means the world to us!! Please stay in touch! All the best, Kris & Wesley

    • Hi Emily, if you can’t find apple cider, you could substitute apple juice. Apple cider gives a little deeper apple taste, but juice will work, too. Let us know how it turns out! Best, Kris & Wesley

    • Hi Michele, we’ve used quite a variety with this dish, and never been disappointed. We like Honeycrisp and Red Delicious a lot, but Macintosh Red would work well, too. After baking in the cinnamon and butter, pretty much any apple is going to taste yummy! You can’t go wrong! Let us know how it turns out. Best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    This sounds delicious! I have a child with a dairy allergy, do you think it would be good with the butter omitted, or should I use coconut oil?

    • Hi Monica, I would try is with the coconut oil. But, it would still be good without it. Apples baked with cinnamon are going to be good, no matter what! Let us know how they turn out! Best, Kris & Wesley

  • 4 stars
    So, I just made this. Now I am wondering about making it with a crust of some sort? To serve as a dessert for a dinner party? To make it more fancy? HELP me please

    • Hi Jay! So sorry for the delayed response…we’ve been out of town and unable to respond to comments. In the Southern U.S., this dish is popular as a side dish. It would be wonderful served warm with vanilla ice cream for a wonderful dessert. I’ve even taken a flour tortilla, added some mascarpone cheese and then added the warm apples and then folded them in the tortillas like a taco and cooked the sides in a skillet with about a tbsp of oil, just to crisp it up. Really delicious! Hope this helps! Stay in touch! Best, Kris & Wesley

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