Easy Baked Cinnamon Apples Recipe

This baked apples recipe is easy enough for tonight, but doubles as the perfect dessert for friends and family (or the holidays). These just might beat apple pie! Jump to the Baked Apples Recipe or read on to see how we make them.

This baked apples recipe is easy enough for tonight, but doubles as the perfect dessert for friends and family

The topping for the apples comes straight out of our popular apple crisp recipe. It’s really simple. Just flour, oats, brown sugar, cinnamon and melted butter. You could put it on anything and it would taste amazing, but when you blanket apples with it, it’s insane!

We bake our apples cut in halves. You could go the more traditional route and make a well in the center of each apple and stuff the topping down the middle, but by halving the apples, we use more of that topping I was talking about. We like our topping-to-apple ratio to be high.

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How to Make Our Baked Cinnamon Apples Recipe

I said this baked apples recipe was easy, let me show you how easy!

How to Make Our Baked Apples Recipe

Start by halving each apple — we used honey crisp apples, here, but any firm and sweet apple should work.

Start by halving each apple

Use a spoon to remove the core and any seeds. Then line the apple halves up in a baking dish and scatter a little brown sugar and cinnamon over them.

Scatter a little brown sugar and cinnamon over them

Now, the topping. Melt some butter in a saucepan then dump flour, oats, brown sugar, cinnamon and a little salt into the butter — do it in the saucepan for less dishes!

The topping

Now divide the topping between the apples, pressing down gently.

Adding the topping to the apples

They’re ready to be baked. Slide them into the oven for 40 minutes then get your ice cream ready!

Halved apples with topping

And maybe some salted caramel sauce.

Serve with ice cream and caramel sauce!

There you go, a dessert that’s easy enough for tonight, but 100% amazing enough for friends and family (or the holidays)!

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Easy Baked Apples with Oats and Brown SugarRecipe updated, originally posted October 2015. Since posting this in 2012, we have tweaked the recipe to be more clear. – Adam and Joanne

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Easy Baked Cinnamon Apples Recipe
 
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We bake our apples cut in halves. You could go the more traditional route and make a well in the center of each apple and stuff the topping down the middle, but by halving the apples, we use more topping. We like our topping-to-apple ratio to be high.
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Yield: Serves 6 (1/2-apple servings)
You Will Need
For the Cinnamon Apples
  • 3 medium firm, sweet apples, like Honeycrisp or Fuji
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
For the Topping
  • 8 tablespoons (115 g) unsalted butter (1 stick)
  • 3/4 cup (105 g) all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup (65 g) old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup (100 g) brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
Directions
  1. Heat the oven to 375º F. Lightly spray a baking dish large enough to fit 6 apple halves with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Prepare the Apples: Halve the apples from stem to end and use a spoon to scoop out the core and seeds. Arrange the apple halves in the baking dish with the flesh facing up. Scatter 1-tablespoon of brown sugar and a 1/4-teaspoon of cinnamon over the apples.
  3. Make Topping: Melt butter in a pan over medium heat. Remove the pan from the heat then stir the flour, oats, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt into the melted butter (doing this directly in the saucepan you used to melt the butter reduces dishes).
  4. Bake Apples: Divide the topping between the apples, lightly pressing it down onto the apples. Cover with aluminum foil and bake 25 minutes. Uncover the apples then bake another 20 to 30 minutes until the apples are soft and the topping has browned.
  5. Serve with a scoop of ice cream, a drizzle of caramel sauce, whipped cream or plain. The apples will keep for up to a week, simply reheat in a warm oven or in the microwave.
Notes and Tips
Gluten-free: To make this gluten-free, substitute your favorite gluten-free flour mix, almond or oat flour for the all-purpose flour called for in the recipe. Also, make sure the oats you use are labeled gluten-free.

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7 comments… Leave a Comment
  • Dr.M.Nizam Aboulkhair September 21, 2016, 3:23 pm

    Amazing! My family friends loved your recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Abby January 5, 2016, 8:17 pm

    These were a huge hit with my kids. I used maple flavored instant oatmeal (and slightly less sugar) since I didn’t have rolled oats and it was delicious!
    5 stars

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  • Aggie December 3, 2015, 3:06 pm

    I bet these smell heavenly in the oven!

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  • Will Regan November 25, 2015, 4:31 pm

    As a teenager, I’m making these and it’s so simple, when I want apple pie but don’t have the right things, this is amazing. ♡

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  • Karen November 11, 2015, 2:08 pm

    Amazing! My family loved your recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Kami October 20, 2015, 12:36 am

    I can’t wait to make these baked apples! Also, I can’t stop my mouth from watering after looking at your gorgeous photos!

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  • Karen October 17, 2015, 2:39 pm

    I love this idea! I was just thinking about Baked Apples! I made them years ago – the traditional way. For some reason, they never worked out as I hoped. The outside was overcooked. The inside was too firm and difficult to cut. Will Gala apples work? Thanks 🙂

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