My Mom's Baked Apples

My Mom's Baked Apples

Cinnamon-sugar sprinkled over baked apple pieces; delicious hot or cold!


9 servings


9 cooking apples (anything except Red Delicious will work)
3/4 cup water
lemon juice, optional
3-4 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon


1. Peel apples. Cut each apple in half and remove the core.

2. Place apples core-side-up in a 9x13-inch glass baking dish. Pour a little water into the dish -- about 3/4 cup -- so that there's a thin layer on the bottom.

3. If apples are not very tart, sprinkle with lemon juice. For tart apples, skip this step.

4. Sprinkle each apple half with about 1/2 teaspoon sugar.

5. Sprinkle cinnamon over apples.

6. Bake uncovered in a pre-heated 325 degree oven for 25-35 minutes or until apples test tender with a fork. Serve hot or cold, or over ice cream!


My Mom's Baked Apples


Additional Notes: 

If your apples aren't very good, just cut apples into fourths, remove bad spots, and toss into the dish.

Preparation Time: 

25 minutes

Cooking Time: 

25-35+ minutes

Tammy's Review: 

This is a yummy and easy way to use lots of apples! My rating: 10/10


I made this with the kids yesterday, and we had the apples over ice cream for a treat after dinner. They tasted wonderful. The only reason I gave the recipe a 9 instead of 10 was that the cooking time was much longer than 35 minutes. I don't know how much longer, because I kept putting them in for another 5-10 minutes and checking them. But there's something about that apple/cinnamon/vanilla ice cream combination that's just out of this world...


I make almost this exact same recipe and in fact it is in the oven right now for dinner tonight with pumpkin waffles. Husband and kids love it hot and cold. I make it a lot in winter as a side, especially when Aldi has bags of apples on sale I stock up and we have it a lot. I usually bake for about 45 minutes and that is perfect.


This is a yummy way to make apples. Very easy, and a nice warm side dish with a meal. The apples are great leftover and cold as well.


Hmmm...Would this dish freeze well? I have a ton of apples that a friend gave me from her tree and I'm trying to find a way to preserve them without canning. I've already made 3 batches of apple empanadas, now I'm looking for something else to do with them.


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