Baked Cinnamon Apples are a popular fall dessert (or any time of the year really) where apples are dipped in melted butter and coated with cinnamon and sugar. Over the years I have slowly experimented with different types of apples to use for Baked Cinnamon Apples. You will also notice I have experimented with the choice of sweetener I used in this recipe.
5 Ingredients Needed for these Baked Cinnamon Apples
- 3 T. unsalted butter, melted (plus extra for greasing)
- 2 large apples, peeled and diced
- 2 t. ground cinnamon
- 3 T. pure maple syrup, divided
- 3/4 c. almond flour
Some apples work well for Baked Cinnamon Apples, but others don’t. Most of the apples I have used in the past are sour or bitter, and it is a real challenge to get a sweet, tart, and juicy apple to stay on the Baked Cinnamon Apple pie.
Should my Apples Be Firm or Soft?
You should use baking apples that hold their shape and firmness during baking.
What Kind of Apple Should I Use for Baked Cinnamon Apples?
You should use a semi-tart apple. Semi-tart apples such as Pink Lady® apples, Braeburn apples, McIntosh apples, Jonathan apples, Empire apples, and Cortland apples.
What if I Do Not Have Almond Flour?
If you do not have 3/4 cup almond flour you can substitute it with 1 cup of regular flour.
How long can you keep Baked Cinnamon Apples in the refrigerator?
As long as they are in an airtight container they will be good for 3-4 days. (if they last that long)
If I am baking at a higher elevation what do I adjust the oven temperature and baking time to?
Since this recipe doesn’t include over a cup of flour or sugar we do not have to worry about increasing/decreasing those values like a cake. But we need to change the baking time and the oven temperature.
-Increase oven temperature by 15°F to 25°F.
-Decrease baking time by about 5 minutes (per every 30 minutes called for in a recipe).
Down Home Baked Cinnamon Apples
- 3 tbsp butter unsalted, melted (plus a little extra for greasing)
- 2 apples large, peeled and diced (choose from the semi-tart listed in the faq section)
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 3 tbsp pure maple syrup divided
- ¾ cup almond flour
- Preheat oven to 350°F and lightly grease a small baking dish with a little butter. Set aside.
- Toss the apples with the cinnamon and a tablespoon of maple syrup and pour into the prepared baking dish. Spread apple mixture into an even layer and set aside.
- In a small bowl, combine the almond flour, melted butter, and remaining maple syrup. Stir to combine thoroughly, then evenly spread the mixture over the cinnamon apples.
- Place in the pre-heated oven and bake until the topping is golden brown and the apples are tender, approximately 25 – 30 minutes. Remove from oven and cool for a couple minutes before serving. Enjoy!
- If you use the 1 cup of flour your calories will be 290 per serving instead of the 311 calories shown above.