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Skillet Cinnamon Apples

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Warm, homemade, and perfect for fall, Cinnamon Apples are a tried and true classic treat. Wonderfully spiced with the rich flavors of allspice seasoning and the caramelized flavor of brown sugar, cinnamon apples are a great addition to any breakfast. You could also serve them as a side along with dinner!

Serve these warm cinnamon apples over homemade Sweet Potato Biscuits or the best light and fluffy Sourdough Starter Pancakes for the perfect weekend breakfast.

Cinnamon apples next to fresh apples in a bowl.

Skillet Cinnamon Apples

Apple season is here! Although technically you can make this dish any time of the year, it’s just so much better at the start of fall. Since the season is here, why not whip up a batch of Cinnamon Apples?

This recipe is not only easy, but so versatile. These juicy spiced apples can be served with breakfast, as a side dish with dinner (they go really southern and serve with baked ham or fried chicken and collard greens with a side of skillet cornbread or buttermilk biscuits), or over a big bowl of vanilla ice cream for dessert! Day or night, these Cinnamon Apples are just right. 

No fancy ingredients are needed here. Just apples, a splash of lemon juice, a pinch of salt, spices, butter, and brown sugar. This recipe is made up of pantry staples so you can fry up this sweet treat whenever the craving hits you! This dish is ready in under half an hour, giving you less time cooking and more time enjoying!

How To Make Cinnamon Apples

  1. Peel, core, and slice your apples. Then place the apple slices in a large bowl and toss with lemon juice. Set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, melt the brown sugar, butter, allspice, and salt over medium heat. Once melted and combined, add the apple slices to the skillet. Cook for about 5-6 minutes or until they become tender.
  3. After the apples have started to soften, add the cornstarch mixture to the skillet.
  4. Remove the apples from heat and serve while still warm.
Collage showing how to make cinnamon apples.

Tips and Variations

  • If you aren’t a fan of all the flavors in allspice, simply stick with classic cinnamon. Or try a combination of cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • For added sweetness, drizzle with caramel before serving. 
  • Gala and Fuji apples are some of our favorites to cook with. However, Granny Smith will give you a more tangy taste while a Honeycrisp will be sweeter and juicier.  
  • Another option for serving, is to spoon the Cinnamon Apples over a classic pound cake or a spice cake. Great for taking to parties and potlucks. 
  • The apples don’t have to be peeled if you’re short on time. The peel will soften while still adding a bit of texture and crunch. This recipe works either way, it’s all up to your preference.
  • Cut up the cooked apples, and add them to your favorite oatmeal for a flavorful apple cinnamon oatmeal.
Top down view of cinnamon apples in a white bowl.

Storage and Reheating

Refrigerator:  Store any leftover apples in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

Freezer: We don’t recommend freezing this recipe.

 Reheating: As for reheating, place the cinnamon apples back into a skillet and heat until warmed through. You can also reheat this dish in the microwave if you just can’t wait. We won’t judge. These apples are addicting!

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Top down view of cinnamon apples in a white serving dish.

Skillet Cinnamon Apples

Yield: About 4 Cups
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Warm, homemade, and perfect for fall, Cinnamon Apples are a tried and true classic treat. Wonderfully spiced with the rich flavors of allspice seasoning and the caramelized flavor of brown sugar, cinnamon apples are a great addition to any breakfast. You could also serve them as a side along with dinner!

Ingredients

  • 4 cups of apples, peeled, cored, sliced ¼ - inch thick (about 4 to 5 apples)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • ⅛ teaspoon allspice, optional
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Place the sliced apples in a large bowl and toss with lemon juice. Set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, melt the brown sugar, butter, allspice, and salt over medium heat. Add the apple slices, and cook until they become tender (about 5-6 minutes). 
  3. After the apples have started to soften, add the cornstarch mixture to the skillet. 
  4. Remove from heat and serve warm.
  5. See post for storage options.

Notes

*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of ½ cup of cinnamon apples. Actual calories will vary.

*For more information, tips, and answers to frequently asked questions, please refer to the post.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 85Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 70mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 13gProtein: 0g

*The calories are an estimate and are based on the ingredients and serving size listed. The calories can vary depending on the brand of product purchased.

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