This recipe for baked apples slices is so EASY and tastes delicious! With just 4 ingredients, you can whip up this warm and comforting dessert in no time!
This simple apple dessert is perfect for the colder months. It has the same comfort you’d associate with apple pie or apple crisp, but without the fuss. It makes the house smell amazing, AND it’s kid friendly – especially if you top your sliced baked apples with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
When I was little, my mom used to make baked apples and they were sooooo good! But I find that slicing the apples and coating them with the delicious butter and sugar mixture is so much easier and adds so much flavour to the apples.
The house smelled soooooo good when these apple slices were baking! You see that yummy bowl with a scoop of ice cream in the photo above? That was my afternoon snack yesterday. Yum!!
As I was finishing up the dishes last night, my 5 year old ate every last one of the leftover apple slices that were sitting on the counter. Not a single leftover in sight!
With a hint of cinnamon, these baked apple slices are the perfect comfort dessert for fall and winter.
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How to Make Baked Apple Slices
The full printable recipe is at the end of this post, but here’s a list of what you’ll need:
- Honeycrisp/Fuji/Gala Apples (Sliced)
- Brown Sugar
You only need 4 ingredients! I love quick and easy desserts!
Slice your apples and you’re good to go! I sliced my apples into wedges that were about 1/2″ to 3/4″ thick at the widest part.
The thicker your slices, the longer you’ll have to cook them.
Once your butter is melted, mix it with the brown sugar and cinnamon. Then pour the delicious mixture (is there anything better than butter and sugar together!?) over your sliced apples.
Mix them well, coating each slice if you can.
Bake the apples until they’re soft enough to be cut with a spoon.
Make sure you stir them every 10 minutes or so. The buttery mixture pools at the bottom, so stirring makes sure the apples stay moist and covered in flavour as they bake.
It’s that easy! You’ll be serving up delicious and comforting baked cinnamon apple slices in no time!
What apples are best for baked apple slices?
We used Honeycrisp apples in the recipe you see in the photos. Honeycrisp apples are sweet and tender and keep their shape while baking. I recommend using Honeycrisp, Gala, Red Delicious or Fuji apples for this recipe. You can use one type of apple or choose a couple varieties to mix together.
With so many varieties of apples out there, it’s easy to get a bit overwhelmed with which ones to use for specific recipes. Some apples never quite soften up while others turn to mush when you cook them (Macintosh apples are probably not going to work here). Some are more tart (like Granny Smith) while others are known for tasting sweet (like Honeycrisp).
The key with this recipe is to bake your apples so they keep their shape but can easily be cut into with a fork or spoon.
What to serve with sliced baked apples?
You can eat the apples fresh out of the oven on their own. (Don’t forget to top them with a spoonful of the delicious, buttery liquid at the bottom of the dish!)
Or you can serve your sliced baked apples with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Warm apples and ice cream are soooooo good together!
You can also pour heavy cream on top, or add a spoonful of vanilla yogurt. Whipped cream is also a delicious option! My mother used to serve baked apples with custard. Baked apple slices paired with something creamy and cool will always be a winning combination.
Can you smell the brown sugar and cinnamon?? SO GOOD!
These healthy baked apple slices can also be re-heated in the oven or microwave and they taste just as good the second time around… if there’s any leftovers to begin with!
Sliced Baked Apples with Cinnamon
- 3 apples (Honeycrisp or Fuji)
- 2 tbsp brown sugar packed
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/3 cup butter melted
- Preheat the oven to 350F. Spray a baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
- Slice the apples into wedges that are about 1/2 inch thick at the widest part.
- Combine the melted butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. Mix well until the sugar is dissolved.
- In a large bowl, add the apples, then pour the butter/sugar mixture over top. Mix gently until each apple is coated with the mixture.
- Pour the coated apples into the baking dish. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes until the apples are soft enough to cut with a spoon.
These baked apple slices are SO GOOD and they’re really easy to make! With only 4 ingredients you can make this delicious, gluten free dessert in no time. This is such a great dessert recipe and a super comforting treat in winter. These baked cinnamon apple slices will satisfy any craving for apple pie without the fuss of actually making one!
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