Baked Apple Cinnamon Slices


Just as every cook seems to scramble an egg with subtle differences from the way you do it, cooks can also bring their personal preferences to other simple recipes. Whether you call it baked applesauce, cinnamon apples or baked apples, this easy-to-prepare dish can be made using just the basic recipe or with suggested additions. Served as a dessert, a brunch dish or an accompaniment to meat, baked apple cinnamon slices add a spicy, fruity touch to all kinds of meals.

Step 1

Peel (if desired), core and slice apples, either in 1/2 inch rings or 8 wedges per apple.

Step 2

Coat the baking dish with 1/2 tbsp. of melted butter. Toss remaining butter with other ingredients and apples.

Step 3

Spread apple mixture evenly in baking dish. Top dish with aluminum foil.

Step 4

Bake apple mixture at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Check at 30 minutes for tenderness. Exact baking time will depend on moisture and firmness of apples and can run as long as 45 minutes.

Tips and Warnings

  • Remove the foil carefully to avoid burning your hands.

Things You'll Need

  • 3 cups cored, sliced apples, peeled or unpeeled
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1-3 Tablespoons butter or margarine, melted and cooled
  • 1-2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • Optional additions:
  • 1/3 cup apple cider
  • 1-2 teaspoons lemon or orange juice
  • Grated lemon or orange zest
  • Dash of nutmeg
  • Dash of cloves
  • 1-2 Tablespoons flour or corn starch, to thicken juice
  • 2-quart baking dish
  • Aluminum foil


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Keywords: cinnamon apple slices, baked fruit recipe, versatile apple dish

About this Author

Janet Beal holds a Harvard B.A. in English and a College of New Rochelle M.S in early childhood education. She has worked as a college textbook editor, HUD employee, caterer, and teacher. She is pleased to be part of Demand Studios' exciting community of writers and readers.