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Under 30 Minutes

Under 30 Minutes

Baked Cinnamon Apples

Using both ground cinnamon and cinnamon sticks intensifies the flavor. Serve with vanilla ice cream, if desired.

  • prep: 5 mins
    total time: 20 mins
  • servings: 4
Photography: Dana Gallagher




  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 whole cinnamon sticks
  • 4 small Granny Smith apples, halved lengthwise, seeds and stems left intact


  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter in a large ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Stir in sugar, ground cinnamon, and cinnamon sticks. Place apples in skillet, cut sides down.

  2. Step 2

    Transfer skillet to oven. Bake apples until tender, about 12 minutes. Place 2 apple halves in each serving dish, cut sides up, and drizzle with butter mixture from skillet. Garnish with cinnamon sticks from skillet. Serve warm.

Martha Stewart Living, March 2005



Reviews (5)

  • BarbaraMcG 7 Apr, 2012

    This was unbelievably easy. Served it with the passover flourless chocolate cake. Great pairing. Made it with Gala Apples which made it a little mellower.

  • aparentlee 21 Oct, 2008

    I liked this easy method of baking apples.
    I preferred to cut out the cores before laying
    the apples cut side down in a cast iron pan
    with little extras added: raisins, walnuts.

  • giannileen 26 Sep, 2008

    I make whole baked apples....just use the corer to make the [filtered word] all the way through...I fill the [filtered word] with nuts (walnuts or pecans) and raisins. I drizzle molasses over the apple instead of sugar.

  • Kath830 26 Sep, 2008

    I core them and then fill the core with little red heart cinnamon candies which melt and add a delicious treat-like taste!

  • quiltingteacher 25 Sep, 2008

    I make baked apples but leave them whole- punch a [filtered word] all the way thru the center with a apple corer or small paring knife, taking out the seed