Thyme-Baked Apple Slices Recipe
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Thyme-Baked Apple Slices Recipe

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My children love this healthy apple side dish along with chicken fingers for lunch. It's also a wonderful alternative to potatoes when serving meat. My family even asks for seconds!—Constance Henry, Hibbing, Minnesota
Recommended: Baked Apples
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 4 cups apple cider
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 8 large Braeburn apples (about 4 pounds)
  • 3-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme, divided

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 264 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 78mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (42g sugars, 3g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. Place cider in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook 18-20 minutes or until liquid is reduced to 2/3 cup. Remove from heat; stir in butter.
  2. Peel and cut each apple into eight wedges. In a large bowl, toss apples with 1/4 cup of the reduced cider and 3 teaspoons thyme. Transfer to a foil-lined 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake 10 minutes.
  3. Drizzle with remaining reduced cider. Bake 12-15 minutes longer or until tender. Sprinkle with remaining thyme. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Thyme-Baked Apple Slices in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2014

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