Cinnamon baked apples are a healthy, genuine and very delicious dessert: soft, fragrant and juicy, baked apples can be served at the end of a meal as they are or, even better and if you are not on a diet, accompanied from a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Autumn has arrived and apples are at the height of their seasonality: in addition to enjoying them as they are, you can indulge yourself in creating lots of apple desserts: among all, cinnamon baked apples are a quick, smart and suitable recipe even if you have to lose weight.
To prepare baked apples, in fact, you can use a lower dose of sugar than the one I used: just a little is enough to encourage the formation of a delicious sauce, because the apples are already sufficiently sweet. In addition, to complete the dessert, I suggest you stuff the apples – which will be cored but left with the skin – with a little raisins; if you don’t like it you can still omit it, while in my opinion cinnamon is inevitable, which gives apples a unique aroma. Cinnamon baked apples are excellent both served warm and cold.
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- DifficultyVery easy
- CostVery cheap
- Preparation time10 Minutes
- Cooking time30 Minutes
- Serving3 servings
- Cooking methodOven
- SeasonalityAutumn, Winter
Ingredients for baked apples
- Power 164,90 (Kcal)
- Carbohydrates 39,44 (g) of which sugars 26,25 (g)
- Proteins 0,77 (g)
- Fat 0,33 (g) of which saturated 0,02 (g)of which unsaturated 0,02 (g)
- Fibers 5,80 (g)
- Sodium 8,07 (mg)
Indicative values for a portion of 120 g processed in an automated way starting from the nutritional information available on the CREA* and FoodData Central** databases. It is not food and / or nutritional advice.
* CREATES Food and Nutrition Research Center: https://www.crea.gov.it/alimenti-e-nutrizione https://www.alimentinutrizione.it ** U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. FoodData Central, 2019. https://fdc.nal.usda.gov
How to prepare cinnamon baked apples
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To prepare the cinnamon baked apples, start by soaking the raisins – if you wish to use them – in warm water mixed with a spoonful of rum. Soak it for about ten minutes.
Meanwhile wash and dry the apples. I cook them with all the peel, because I have seen that apples cooked in the oven with the peel are more consistent. If you don’t love it, you can take it off. Use a core remover, if you have it, which will allow you to remove the core of apples easily.
Take an ovenproof dish large enough to hold the apples so that they stand close together and do not overturn (I used an 7 inch diameter one for 3 apples). Cover it with parchment paper and put the apples in it.
With a teaspoon distribute half of the sugar and cinnamon mix both inside the apples and on the surface.
Serve the cinnamon baked apples warm or cold, alone or garnished with vanilla ice cream.
How to store baked apples
Baked apples can be stored in the refrigerator for a couple of days, closed in a glass container.
Tips and variartions
If you like them, you can also add a tablespoon or two of pine nuts or other chopped dried fruit to the raisins: walnuts, almonds, pecans …
You can also flavor cooked apples with other spices, such as cloves or star anise.
In addition to the Golden apples, the Rennnet also lend themselves well to being baked in the oven.