Tender baked apple slices with sauce being drizzled over top.

Easy Baked Apples

  • Author: Serene
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: baked
  • Cuisine: American


Easy Baked Apple. This simple recipe is loaded up with fresh, sweet and tart apples and a healthy dose of spices. While these apples bake they create their own spiced caramel sauce that is perfect for drizzling over the tender apple slices.



  • 3 pounds apples peeled, cored, sliced (favorites include Honeycrisp, Gala, and Granny Smith)
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • lemon juice from 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Peel the apples, cut and remove the core and cut into slices about 1/3-1/2 an inch thick.
  3. Add the apples to a large bowl or you can mix right in a pie dish, or 2 quart baking dish. Add the light brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, salt, cornstarch, lemon juice and vanilla extract. Stir to combine. If using a bowl, spoon the apples into a pie dish or 2 quart baking dish.
  4. Cut the butter into small squares, and place them over the top of the apples.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring after the apples have baked for 15 minutes. This prevents apples on the top from drying. Bake until the apples are tender and soft.
  6. Remove and serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. Serve warm.


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 185
  • Sugar: 33 g
  • Sodium: 50 mg
  • Fat: 4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 41 g
  • Fiber: 6 g
  • Protein: 0 g

Keywords: baked apples, fall dessert, gluten free,