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Baked Cinnamon Apples


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

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  • Servings: 4

Photography: Dana Gallagher

Source: Martha Stewart Living, March 2005


  • 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. 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. 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.

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  • 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 hole all the way through...I fill the hole 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 hole all the way thru the center with a apple corer or small paring knife, taking out the seed