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Baked Apple Slices with Cinnamon

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These easy to make baked apple slices are oven-baked with cinnamon, butter and brown sugar until they are perfectly tender (not mushy), like apple pie without the crust! Serve warm with ice cream, yogurt or granola.

A photo showing an overhead view of a white baking dish serving roasted apples and cream with a spoon

Want to get your whole house smelling like an amazing homemade apple pie, without fussing over pie dough or pastry?

I’m here to tell you that making these easy baked apples is the best kind of aromatherapy, and they taste pretty delicious.

The sliced apples bake in butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and other spices, which absolutely makes your house smell amazing!

I guarantee it’s a million times better than a pumpkin-spice candle, and you get to eat it, too.

A photo showing an overhead view of a white baking dish serving roasted apples.

This simple, healthy treat combines firm, sweet apples with melted butter, brown sugar and spices in a baking dish.

How to bake sliced apples

Baking sliced apples is one of the easiest ways to quickly cook them.

  • Toss the apple slices with butter, sugar, spices, cornstarch salt and vanilla together in a bowl
  • Bake the dish in a hot oven (425 degrees) for about 30 minutes.
  • The apples will become tender and golden, while the sauce bubbles and almost turns into a caramel sauce, bubbling and delicious.
Baked Apples and runny cream  in a serving bowl with a spoon.

For my taste, these lightly sweetened roasted apples fall into the category of a sweet breakfast treat or even dessert.

I love warm roasted apples in a bowl, with a big spoonful of creamy yogurt and  Olive Oil Granola, or over a stack of healthy whole grain pancakes.

The best apples for baking

To make sure your spice-roasted apples turn out perfectly tender or if you’re wondering what to do with old apples you might have in the hous, use one or a combination of these apple varieties,

  • Honeycrisp: This is a great all-around apple to eat of hand, and also a champ for baked desserts. It’s snappy, tart and juicy.
  • Gala: A winner for pies and all kinds of baking, Gala apples taste sweet and mild when raw, and they’re a popular choice for professional pie bakers.
  • Jonagold: A little harder to find, Jonagolds are a cross between Golden Delicious and the heirloom Jonathan apple. Jonagolds have good flavor and firm texture.
  • Granny Smith: Tart, crisp Grannies are versatile for snacking and baking.
  • Braeburn: A flavorful variety with a perfect balance of sweetness and crispness.
Cinnamon-Spice Roasted Apples

Baked Apple Slices with Cinnamon

Karen Tedesco
Easy to make baked apple slices oven-baked with cinnamon, butter and brown sugar until they are perfectly tender (not mushy).
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5 from 5 community reviews
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Fruit
Cuisine Baking
Servings 4 servings


  • 5-6 crisp tart apples such as Granny Smith, Honeycrisp or Paula Red, peeled and cored
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) melted butter
  • cup (80 g) brown sugar or coconut sugar
  • 1 tablespoon (15 g) cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • ¼ teaspoon flaky sea salt, such as Maldon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 425 (220C) degrees.
  • Slice each apple into 1/2-inch wedges — you should have a generous 4 cups.
  • Stir the butter, sugar, spices, cornstarch salt and vanilla together in a bowl.
  • Toss the apples with the butter mixture and transfer to a shallow baking dish.
  • Roast the apples about 20-25 minutes, until they soften and juices are caramelized and bubbling.
  • Let cool 5 minutes. Serve the apples warm over softly whipped cream on the side.

Karen’s Notes and Tips

  • Roasted spiced apples are delicious served warm, topped with granola and plain yogurt, ice cream or over pancakes or waffles.
  • Choose one or a combination of apple varieties that stay firm for baking, such as Honeycrisp, Gala, Jonagold, or Braeburn. 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 296kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 287mg | Potassium: 268mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 630IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. Both the pancakes and the roasted apples sound absolutely delicious! My kind of breakfast, for sure :).

    1. Thanks! The pancakes are great, but the apples are almost worth making to eat…all by themselves. Maybe with something creamy on top 😉

  2. This looks wonderful… we’d love to have you feature some of your dishes at kitchenartistry.com

  3. Yum, these look fantastic! Love the topping for the pancakes…I definitely need to try it! 🙂

  4. Here is a recipe I like.
    Perfect for a gourmet breakfast and balanced.

  5. Yum, they look like a winner to me. I love the idea of wholegrain pancakes, think I could win my muesli loving husband over to the sweet side with them 🙂