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Cinnamon Spice-Roasted Apples

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Easy sliced baked apples roasted with butter and sweet spices — like apple pie without the crust! Serve warm with ice cream, yogurt or granola.

Cinnamon-Spice Roasted Apples

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

As a matter of fact, making these easy baked apples is the best kind of aromatherapy:

The sliced apples bake in buttery 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.

Cinnamon-Spice Roasted Apples

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

The dish bakes in a hot oven (425 degrees) for less than 30 minutes.

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The apples become tender and golden, while the sauce bubbles and almost turns into a caramel sauce, all bubbling and delicious.

Baked Apples in Spice Butter

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.

Cinnamon Spice Roasted Apples

The best apples for baking

To make sure your spice-roasted apples turn out tender —  but not mushy like applesauce – 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

Cinnamon Spice Roasted Apples

Familystyle Food
Easy baked sliced apple recipe: Roasted the apples with butter and spices to make a perfect grain-free, gluten-free treat.
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5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
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
  • 1/3 cup (80 g) brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 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, salt and vanilla together in a bowl.
  • Toss the apples with the butter 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.


  • 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: 1g | 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. 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 🙂

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