• Sharon Rhys

Spicy Baked Apples

Updated: Jan 5, 2020

Spicy, cinnamony, sweet, slightly tart and syrupy baked apples are so delectable. Perfect as an accompaniment to a hearty bowl of oatmeal or ice cold nice cream.

I love the fall as it is apple season. With it comes many varieties of apples and sometimes we may end up with one too many apples sitting in the pantry or refrigerator. You can make apple pie with the apples or like me I like to just whip up a batch of baked apples.

Baked apples are so versatile. You can use baked apples anyway you like. Eat them as is but I like to use them as toppings for my breakfast bowls or dessert.



Makes: 8 – 10 servings


4 medium sized apples / 24 oz. apples (see Notes)

lemon juice from ½ lemon

¼ cup light brown sugar

1 tbsp. unsalted plant-based butter (melted)

1 tsp. ground cinnamon

¼ tsp. ground nutmeg

1/8 tsp. ground clove

1/8 tsp. ground ginger

pinch of salt

½ tsp. cornstarch

½ tsp. vanilla extract

¼ tsp. maple extract

Preparation Apples

  1. Peel, core and slice apples. I sliced them to ~½” – ¾” thick.

  2. Coat each apple slices with lemon juice as soon as they are sliced. This is to prevent browning especially if you are using apples of the sweeter variety.

  3. Place sliced apples in an 8”x8” bakeware dish.

Remaining Steps

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

  2. To the apples in the bakeware dish, add the remaining ingredients. Toss gently to combine.

  3. Bake the apples for ~15 mins.

  4. After 15 mins, remove the apples from the oven. Stir the apples coating each slice with syrup.

  5. Return the apples to the oven and bake for another 15 mins.

  6. Remove after the last 15 mins. Serve warm.


  • Use a combination of your favorite apples. I used Gala and Lady Alice.

  • Serving suggestion – Toss warm baked apples and roasted hazelnuts together. Serve it over your favorite oatmeal or nice cream.


Did you try this recipe?

If you did, let me know how it went. Don’t forget to tag your photo with #sncxkitchen when you share on Instagram.

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