Easy Cinnamon Apples Recipe Tastes Like Apple Pie (Without All the Work) by Elisa Schmitz

Easy Cinnamon Apples Recipe Tastes Like Apple Pie (Without All the Work)

Autumn is here and that means apples. Lots of apples! I always love to kick off the fall season with an apple recipe (or two). The most obvious apple recipe that comes to mind is apple pie. But when that apple pie craving hits and you need a bite right now, there has to be an easier way.

Enter this easy cinnamon apples recipe. These tender cinnamon apples taste like apple pie, but without all the work. In fact, you need only seven ingredients and just about 20 minutes. Seriously! Here's your gluten-free shopping list: apples, water, butter, maple syrup, cinnamon, sea salt and vanilla extract. Pretty simple!

Serve these succulent cinnamon apples for dessert on their own or over ice cream, or as a side dish for breakfast or even for dinner (they go great with pork chops or pork tenderloin). I served them on top of our pancakes for Sunday brunch. So easy and delicious (don't forget the whipped cream)!

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Serving: 6


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Recipe Notes

  • I used Honeycrisp apples, but you can use your favorite apples in this recipe.
  • I left the skin on the apples, but you can peel them if you prefer.
  • You can substitute honey for the maple syrup, if preferred.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Reheat in the microwave.

Here's how to make it:

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, add the water and the apples and stir to combine. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 3 minutes until water starts to absorb and apples start to soften.
  2. Add butter to the skillet. Stir to combine. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until apples become softer. (When not stirring, make sure that the pan is covered.)
  3. Add maple syrup, cinnamon, sea salt and vanilla. Stir to combine. Cook for about 2 minutes, or until apples reach your desired level of softness.
  4. Remove from heat. Serve immediately or store in refrigerator until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 143

Total Fat: 4.1g

Saturated Fat: 2.4g

Cholesterol: 10mg

Sodium: 108mg

Total Carbohydrate: 28.1g

Dietary Fiber: 4g

Total Sugars: 21.6g

Protein: 0.5g

Vitamin D: 3mcg

Calcium: 17mg

Iron: 1mg

Potassium: 186mg

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Elisa Schmitz
So easy and delicious. The next best thing to apple pie, for sure! #yum
Simple apples and cinnamon and truly a treat, great recipe. 🍎

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