No one can resist fragrant cinnamon sugar-coated baked apple slices!
Warm and sweet, baked apple slices are served with crunchy walnuts and taste great on top of oatmeal, pancakes, waffles, or even ice cream!
This is the perfect cold-weather topping or filling for all kinds of fall dishes!
Easy Baked Apple Slices
This recipe is simple, using ingredients you likely have for an easy dessert or fruit topping.Simply slice, toss, and bake, it couldn’t be easier!Baked apples are a great snack, side, or topping.Take advantage of the colorful variety of fall apples and make batches of baked apple slices to use all week long. Simply reheat them in the microwave or on the stove top, they can even be eaten chilled.
Ingredients for Baked Apple Slices
Apples – Choose a selection of sweet and tart apples like Granny Smith, Jonagold, Honeycrisp, or Braeburn. Read this quick guide on the best apples for baking!
Walnuts – Walnuts have a buttery flavor that pairs perfectly with apples. Other suitable crunchies are pecans, coconut flakes, or almonds.
Sugar & Spice – We use cornstarch as a thickener for any juices to make a ‘sauce’. Real butter adds great flavor. A little squeeze of lemon juice (and a pinch of salt) balances out the sweetness.
You can use other sweeteners or even a drizzle of maple syrup in this baked apple recipe.
How to Bake Apple Slices
Peel & Prep: Peel the apples and cut into slices.Toss: Toss the apples with sugar & spice (per recipe below) in a large bowl.Top & Bake: Top the apple mixture with butter and bake until tender.Peel the apples as the skins can be tough on some apple varieties.Different types of apples will bake for different times, check them early with a fork so they don’t overcook.Other warm spices (like a pinch of nutmeg, ginger, pumpkin pie spice, or apple pie spice) can be added.
Serving Baked Apple Slices
Keep baked apple slices in a covered container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Serve cold or reheat them on the stovetop or in the microwave. Freeze portions in quart-sized bags for up to 3 months.
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Baked Apple Slices
These baked apple slices are surprisingly simple to make! A few fresh, crisp apples, a touch of sugar, and a bit of cinnamon!
9″x9″ or 2 QT Baking Dish
Preheat oven to 375°F and lightly grease a deep 9×9 pan with butter.
In a large bowl, stir together sugars, cinnamon, and cornstarch until well-combined.
Add the apple slices and toss until well-coated. Sprinkle with lemon juice and add walnuts (if using) and stir again until well-combined.
Transfer apple mixture into the prepared baking pan (be sure to scrape out all sugar/juice from the bowl) and dot with butter pieces.
Cover pan with foil and transfer to oven. Bake for 60 minutes or until apples are tender when pierced with a fork, stirring every 15 minutes.
Serve warm, top with ice cream if desired.
Different types of apples will bake for different times, check them early with a fork so they don’t overcook.
Other warm spices (like a pinch of nutmeg, ginger, pumpkin pie spice, or apple pie spice) can be added.
Leftovers can be stored in a covered container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Reheat on the stovetop or in the microwave. Freeze apples in a zippered bag for up to 3 months.
Nutritional information does not include optional ingredients.
Calories: 173 | Carbohydrates: 32g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 54mg | Potassium: 146mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 240IU | Vitamin C: 6.5mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 0.3mg
Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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