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.
Peel (if desired), core and slice apples, either in 1/2 inch rings or 8 wedges per apple.
Coat the baking dish with 1/2 tbsp. of melted butter. Toss remaining butter with other ingredients and apples.
Spread apple mixture evenly in baking dish. Top dish with aluminum foil.
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.