No one can resist fragrant cinnamon sugar-coated baked apple slices!

Warm and sweet, baked apple slices are served with crunchy walnuts and taste great on top of oatmeal, pancakes, waffles, or even ice cream!

This is the perfect cold-weather topping or filling for all kinds of fall dishes!

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Easy Baked Apple Slices

  • This recipe is simple, using ingredients you likely have for an easy dessert or fruit topping.
  • Simply slice, toss, and bake, it couldn’t be easier!
  • Baked apples are a great snack, side, or topping.
  • Take advantage of the colorful variety of fall apples and make batches of baked apple slices to use all week long. Simply reheat them in the microwave or on the stove top, they can even be eaten chilled.

Ingredients for Baked Apple Slices

Apples – Choose a selection of sweet and tart apples like Granny Smith, Jonagold, Honeycrisp, or Braeburn. Read this quick guide on the best apples for baking!

Walnuts – Walnuts have a buttery flavor that pairs perfectly with apples. Other suitable crunchies are pecans, coconut flakes, or almonds.

Sugar & Spice – We use cornstarch as a thickener for any juices to make a ‘sauce’. Real butter adds great flavor. A little squeeze of lemon juice (and a pinch of salt) balances out the sweetness.

You can use other sweeteners or even a drizzle of maple syrup in this baked apple recipe.

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How to Bake Apple Slices

  1. Peel & Prep: Peel the apples and cut into slices.
  2. Toss: Toss the apples with sugar & spice (per recipe below) in a large bowl.
  3. Top & Bake: Top the apple mixture with butter and bake until tender.
  • Peel the apples as the skins can be tough on some apple varieties.
  • Different types of apples will bake for different times, check them early with a fork so they don’t overcook.
  • Other warm spices (like a pinch of nutmeg, ginger, pumpkin pie spice, or apple pie spice) can be added.
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Serving Baked Apple Slices

Top baked apple slices with homemade caramel sauce, or over a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Spoon them over waffles, yogurt, or pancakes. Top with a sprinkle of granola.

Serve sliced baked apples on top of banana bread, apple bread, or bake them into turnovers or portable hand pies.


Keep baked apple slices in a covered container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Serve cold or reheat them on the stovetop or in the microwave. Freeze portions in quart-sized bags for up to 3 months.

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What’s your favorite apple dessert for fall? Leave us a comment below!

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Baked Apple Slices

These baked apple slices are surprisingly simple to make! A few fresh, crisp apples, a touch of sugar, and a bit of cinnamon! 
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Samantha
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  • cup light brown sugar tightly packed
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 4-5 large apples peeled, cored, and sliced about ⅓" – ½" thick (this is about 3 lbs — I like to use Honeycrisp or Gala)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ cup walnuts chopped, optional
  • 3 tablespoons salted butter cut into 6 pieces


  • Preheat oven to 375°F and lightly grease a deep 9×9 pan with butter.
  • In a large bowl, stir together sugars, cinnamon, and cornstarch until well-combined.
  • Add the apple slices and toss until well-coated. Sprinkle with lemon juice and add walnuts (if using) and stir again until well-combined.
  • Transfer apple mixture into the prepared baking pan (be sure to scrape out all sugar/juice from the bowl) and dot with butter pieces.
  • Cover pan with foil and transfer to oven. Bake for 60 minutes or until apples are tender when pierced with a fork, stirring every 15 minutes.
  • Serve warm, top with ice cream if desired.


  • Peel the apples as the skins can be tough on some apple varieties.
  • Different types of apples will bake for different times, check them early with a fork so they don’t overcook.
  • Other warm spices (like a pinch of nutmeg, ginger, pumpkin pie spice, or apple pie spice) can be added.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a covered container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Reheat on the stovetop or in the microwave. Freeze apples in a zippered bag for up to 3 months. 
Nutritional information does not include optional ingredients. 
5 from 23 votes

Nutrition Information

Calories: 173 | Carbohydrates: 32g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 54mg | Potassium: 146mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 240IU | Vitamin C: 6.5mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 0.3mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
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  1. I made these again last weekend; and so i had one last 1/2 cup serving. Tonight i mooshed up a graham cracker and used squeezie whipped cream and it was a rad way to finish off a kind of long snow day. Yay so much!5 stars

  2. I made this using pink lady apples, substituting a stevia/brown sugar blend and adding about a cup of raisins. It was soooo good! It has made the “dessert” rotation even for my friends following GoLo or other various diets. The quality of the cinnamon definitely affects the outcome. Thank you King Arthur Baking for Vietnamese cinnamon.5 stars

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