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Cinnamon Baked Apples

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

4 servings

To save time, after I peel the apples, I use an apple corer/wedger to core and cut the fruit into pieces. These cinnamon baked apples are nice with pork chops, but can also be served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream as an old-fashioned ending to a comforting meal. —Margaret McNeil, Germantown, Tennessee
Cinnamon Baked Apples Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 3 large tart apples, peeled and cut into wedges
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup apple juice
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 cinnamon sticks (3 inches), optional
  • Whipped cream, optional

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Place apples in an ungreased 11x7-in. baking dish. Drizzle with lemon juice; toss to coat. Set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine apple juice, brown sugar, butter and cinnamon. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved and butter is melted. Pour over apples. If desired, add cinnamon sticks.
  3. Bake, uncovered, until apples are tender, about 20 minutes. Discard cinnamon. Serve warm with whipped cream, if desired.

Cinnamon Baked Apples Tips

What is the best type of apple to use for this recipe?

We suggest using large, tart apples such as Granny Smiths, Braeburns or Cortlands. Find more choices in our guide to different apple varieties.

What are some toppings you can put on cinnamon baked apples?

Serve cinnamon baked apples with a dollop of whipped cream, a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a slice of buttery pound cake. If you’re still hungry, check out more of our apple desserts.

What else can you add to the brown sugar mixture in this cinnamon baked apples recipe?

Feel free to experiment with other warming spices, like nutmeg or cloves. You could also add a dash of vanilla extract. For more cozy-feeling recipes, take a peek at our best cinnamon desserts and other cinnamon recipes.

Katie Bandurski, Taste of Home Associate Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 283 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 59mg sodium, 60g carbohydrate (54g sugars, 3g fiber), 1g protein.

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