Baked Cinnamon Apples are DELICIOUS! Fresh apples are stuffed with a cinnamon sugar butter mixture, then baked until tender and juicy. The taste and smell of these baked apples is amazing! It’s the perfect healthy apple treat year round, but I especially love these baked cinnamon apples during apple picking season! Add a scoop of ice cream on top for a simple yet satisfying dessert that everyone is sure to love!
Apple season is officially here and I couldn’t be more excited! There’s not much better than a whole baked apple, especially when it’s filled with delicious ingredients like brown sugar, butter and cinnamon. These are seriously the BEST baked apples that I’ve ever had, and they can be in the oven with just 10 minutes of prep time. Then, they come out tender, cinnamon-coated, and perfectly caramelized! Let me show you how.
How Do You Make Baked Cinnamon Apples?
This recipe is simple, requiring 6 (basic) ingredients and a baking dish. That’s it!
To begin, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. and grab a baking dish. Now, scoop out the core and seeds from each apple, leaving a well in the middle. You do not want to cut all the way through the apple, so make sure there is still a base.
Place the cored apples in a baking dish and stuff them with brown sugar and butter. Then sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg. Cover the bottom of the baking dish with a small amount of water and add one tablespoon of vanilla to the water.
Watch what happens before and after they go into the oven.
Forty-five minutes in the oven and you’re in cinnamon-apple paradise. And the smell is so amazing! Baked cinnamon apples remind me of the fall, but they’re honestly the perfect treat year round.
Serve one up with some whipped cream, ice cream and/or pecans on top. These apples are tender, cinnamony, comforting and so delicious!
There is a reason that baked apples are one of my favorite treats; they are tender and juicy, yet sweet and tangy. They are perfectly-sized individual desserts. In my opinion, baked cinnamon apples are the best way to enjoy an apple!
What Is The Best Apple For Baking?
Since these baked cinnamon apples have a sweet apple filling, a tangy, firm apple will work best in this recipe. I like to use Granny Smith apples, but Golden Delicious, Honeycrisp, Cameo, Envy, Pink Lady and Jazz apples are also good choices.
What To Serve With Baked Cinnamon Apples
These apples are perfect on their own, but they are extra dreamy with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. And I love topping them with whipped cream!
Tips to Make Baked Apples
- Feel free to change up the filling to include your favorite ingredients. You can try using chopped almonds or walnuts instead of pecans. You could even add oats, raisins or coconut to the filling. Yum!
- If you have trouble getting your apples to stand upright, you can cut the bottom of the apple to make it level on the bottom. Just be sure not to cut into the cored hole in the apple.
- When hollowing out the apples, you will want to hollow out more than just the core. To do this, I use a paring knife, but a melon baller might work well too. Remember, you want plenty of space in the apple to fit all of the brown sugar filling.
- When you are hollowing out the apples, be extra cautious not to cut all the way through the bottom of the apples. If you do, the filling will leak out the bottom as the apples bake.
How Long Do Baked Apples Last In The Fridge?
Baked apples stay fresh in the refrigerator for about three days. To reheat a single baked cinnamon apple, microwave it for about a minute. If you want to reheat several baked apples, you can reheat them in the oven at 350 degrees F until warm.
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- 4 tart apples Granny Smith and Golden Delicious are great
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 4 teaspoons butter
- ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Scoop out the core and seeds from each apple, leaving a well in the middle. You do not want to cut all the way through the apple so make sure there is still a base.
- Place the apples in a baking dish.
- Stuff each apple with 2 tablespoons of brown sugar. If you can't fit that amount into each apple, that's fine, just stuff as much as you can.
- Place 1 teaspoon of butter on top of the brown sugar in each apple.
- Sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg.
- Cover the bottom of the baking dish with a small amount of water to lightly cover it. Add 1 tablespoon vanilla to the water.
- Bake in oven for 45 minutes.
- Enjoy warm!
Add pecans or nuts on top of the apples before baking.
Instead of covering the bottom of the baking dish with water, try apple cider instead.
Whipped cream or ice cream is great on top when serving!