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    Baked Apple Slices Recipe

    Published February 21, 2020. This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.

    Delicious baked apple slices tossed in cinnamon and sugar and cooked to perfection are the perfect dessert to serve up with caramel and ice cream.

    casserole dish of baked apples with a spoon

    I can’t think of a simpler dessert to make that is tastier than this.  This recipe has such simple ingredients that most people already have in their house.  It can help turn a boring scoop of ice cream into a delicious treat for any time of the day.

    If you love easy to prepare desserts like this one, then you absolutely have to check out my chocolate mousse or churros recipe.

    Best Apples for Baking

    I always like a combination of sweet and tart when making baked apple slices to help balance off the flavors.  Here’s a list of apples that are best for baking:

    • Fuji
    • Gala
    • Braeburn
    • Pink Lady
    • Granny Smith
    • McIntosh
    • Gala
    • Golden Delicious

    How Do You Slice Apples for Baking

    When it comes to slicing them, you need to cut around the core.  Here is how I safely slice them:

    Start by peeling the apples completely.

    peeling apples

    Slice a side off of the apple about a 1/4 of an inch around the inside core.

    slicing chunks off of apples

    Place the slice side down on the cutting board to stabilize it from rocking back and forth and repeat the process around the core.

    slicing apples

    Slice each chunk into thinly cut pieces.

    thinly slicing apple chunks

    How to Make Baked Apples

    • 1. Place the apples in a large bowl for mixing.
    adding apple slices to a bowl
    • 2. Add in melted unsalted butter, sugars, cinnamon, salt and cornstarch.
    adding brown sugar to a bowl of apples
    • 3. Mix with a spoon or rubber spatula until completely coated.
    mixing apples with sugar and spices
    • 4. Transfer the apples to an oval baking casserole dish.
    transferring a bowl of apples to a casserole dish
    • 5. Bake at 375° for 45 minutes stirring every 15 minutes until they’re finished.
    baking apples in the oven

    What to Do With Extra Apple Slices

    There are a number of things you can do with extra apple slices and here are a few ideas:

    Are They Healthy

    Since the baked apple slices are tossed in sugar and melted butter they aren’t considered healthy.  You could scale back on both of those ingredients to help offset the amount of fat and sugar intake and let the natural flavors from the apples come through.

    Reheat and Storage

    How to Reheat: Place in a pan with a lid and place in the oven at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until hot.  Likewise, you can also heat in the microwave until hot.

    How to Store: Once cool, place covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.  They will also freeze well covered for up to 2 months.  Thaw for 1 day in the refrigerator before reheating.

    Chef Billy Parisi

    chef notes + tips

    • If you don’t want to cook the apples until the next day places them in a bowl submerged in pineapple juice to stop them from turning brown.
    • These also great with chicken, fish or apples so be sure to get creative as they are not only a sweet treat.
    • You can use a 9″ or 10″ oval casserole dish when baking.
    oval dish of golden baked apples

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    Baked Apple Slices Recipe

    5 from 1 vote
    Delicious baked apple slices tossed in cinnamon and sugar are the perfect dessert to serve up with caramel and ice cream.
    Servings: 8
    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 45 minutes

    Ingredients 

    • 5 each cored, peeled and thinly sliced Fuji apples
    • 1 each cored, peeled and thinly sliced Granny Smith apple
    • 4 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
    • 1/4 cup sugar
    • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
    • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

    Instructions

    • Preheat the oven to 350°.
    • Add the apples to a large mixing bowl along with butter, sugars, cinnamon, salt, and cornstarch and mix thoroughly.
    • Transfer the apples to a 9" oval casserole dish and bake at 350° for 45 minutes.
    • Stir every 15 minutes until they are done and serve hot.

    Notes

    Chef Notes:
    • How to Reheat: Place in a pan with a lid and place in the oven at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until hot.  Likewise you can also heat in the microwave until hot.
    • How to Store: Once cool, place covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.  They will also freeze well covered for up to 2 months.  Thaw for 1 day in the refrigerator before reheating.
    • If you don’t want to cook the apples until the next day place them in a bowl submerged in pineapple juice to stop them from turning brown. 
    • These also great with chicken, fish or apples so be sure to get creative as they are not only a sweet treat. 
    • You can use a 9″ or 10″ oval casserole dish when baking. 

    Nutrition

    Calories: 105kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 1gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 125mgPotassium: 9mgFiber: 1gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 175IUCalcium: 10mgIron: 1mg
    Course: Dessert, Side Dish
    Cuisine: American