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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

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Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  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.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, March 2005

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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