Cinnamon Apples

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

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

Cinnamon Apples

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Author: Kim
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings


  • 4 cups apples, peeled, cored, sliced ¼ – inch thick (about 4 to 5 apples)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • Place the sliced apples in a large bowl, and set aside.
    4 cups apples
  • In a large skillet, melt the brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt over medium heat. Add the apple slices, and cook until they become tender (about 5-6 minutes).
    2 tablespoons unsalted butter
    ⅓ cup brown sugar
    2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
    ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Remove from heat and serve warm.
  • See post for storage options.

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*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of 1 cup of cinnamon apples. Actual calories will vary.
*For more information, tips, and answers to frequently asked questions, please refer to the post.


Serving: 1cupCalories: 188kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 0.5gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 153mgPotassium: 164mgFiber: 4gSugar: 31gVitamin A: 245IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 35mgIron: 0.4mg

Nutrition Disclaimer

Kim and John Vargo of More Than Meat and Potatoes and its affiliates are not dieticians or nutritionists. Any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If preferred, use your favorite online nutrition calculator to double check the amounts. Calories and other nutritional values can vary based on brand and serving size.

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Cinnamon apples next to fresh apples in a bowl.

Warm 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 Warm 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 well with any southern dish like baked ham or fried chicken and collard greens with a side of cornbread), 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 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!

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

How To Make Cinnamon Apples

  1. Peel, core, and slice your apples. Then place the apple slices in a large bowl and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, combine the brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt over low-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. 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 nutmeg, simply stick with classic cinnamon. Or try a combination of cinnamon and another warming spice.
  • 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. These would taste great with an Apple Cider Donut Cake.
  • Adjust the amount of brown sugar if needed. Add more for especially tart apples or less for super sweet apples.
  • 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 warm 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. It will only take a minute or two on half power.

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