Got Apples? This Stovetop Cinnamon Apple Recipe is super easy to make (not including the apple peeling ) and is probably one of the yummiest non-chocolate desserts out there. The cinnamon apples taste like buttery warm apple pie filling and if served with a couple of scoops of vanilla ice cream, you’ll be in cinnamon apple ice cream heaven, I promise! (Scroll down to the bottom for the printable recipe.)
Stovetop Cinnamon Apple Recipe
This Stovetop Cinnamon Apple recipe is just one of those “taste so good while also making your house smell amazing” recipes that you have to try. It’s the perfect combination of Fall, Winter, holidays and absolute joy.
Can I be completely honest with you? I’m crazy about this cinnamon apple recipe. I love how delicious it is, and I over the moon happy with how incredibly simple it is as well. PLUS, it makes your house smell AMAZING.
I feel like I’m always on the hunt for the perfect “scent” for our house. We’ve all been there, right? Plug-ins are great for a while…oils work too, but then, I came across this delicious recipe and I suddenly realized that I’d been overthinking and overcomplicating it WAY too much. Who says you can’t create a tasty treat and leave your house smelling great for days? With this apple recipe, you seriously can.
And I know I’ve said it once…but I’m going to say it again. These cinnamon apples are absolutely amazing! They taste almost like apple pie filling. And if you add a scoop or 2 of Vanilla Ice cream, you’ll be in cinnamon apple vanilla ice cream heaven, I promise! It’s like this recipe was made for everything Fall and holiday.
Truth be told, I had initially planned on doing this cinnamon apple recipe in my pressure cooker, but unfortunately, that was a no go. (I could not get the recipe to come to pressure in my instant pot). So I decided to go back to my trusty dutch oven and cook them on the stovetop. Probably better anyway because I could keep an eye on them and get the perfect fork-tender consistency. (Love this dutch oven, but the red does not go with the decor in my future kitchen. Luckily they are fairly inexpensive and I just ordered this turquoise set!!)
Definitely the best decision EVER, lol!
How to make Cinnamon Apples on the stovetop.
First, let me assure you that this recipe is crazy easy. The part that takes the longest will be if you decide to peel the apples on your own. I chose an easier route and bought ones that were already peeled and sliced. Huge timesaver.
This is just one of those recipes that you’ll crave year round, trust me. If you love this recipe as much as I do, make certain to print out the blank recipe card to keep it near and dear in your heart!
Are Cinnamon Apples Healthy?
Well, the old saying is “An apple a day keeps the Doctor away.” But with as much sugar there is in this recipe and serving it with vanilla ice cream is definitely not the healthy way to eat apples. I’ve made this recipe a time or two and have subbed the brown sugar with half Splenda Brown Sugar Baking Blend and half Surkin Gold to make it almost sugar-free. (the Splenda brown sugar blend still has some sugar in it.) Eat the cinnamon apples without a topping or serve with yogurt and it will be a lot healthier.
What to do with cinnamon apples.
This recipe makes a lot of apples, so unless you are serving a big group you will have leftovers. The cinnamon apples are perfect with oatmeal, yogurt, pancakes (they would be awesome on this puff pancake recipe) or baked into a pie!
Which apples are best for Baking (or stovetop)
The best apples for baking are apples that are both sweet and tart and are firm enough to not break down in the during cooking (whether baking or stovetop.) The best apples to use are Jonagold, Honeycrisp, Granny Smith, Pink Lady or Braeburn.
OTHER APPLE RECIPES YOU MIGHT ENJOY:
- Easy Caramel Pecan Apple Slices
- Apple, Pear, and Cranberry Coleslaw
- Homemade Apple Butter
- Grilled Apples with Caramel Sauce
- Baked Apple Chips
- Slow Cooker Apple Pear Crisp
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Do you have a preference on which apples you like to bake with? I’d love to know. Sound off in the comment section below.
Amazing Stovetop Cinnamon Apples
Got Apples? This Stovetop Cinnamon Apple Recipe is super easy to make (not including the apple peeling ) and is probably one of the yummiest non-chocolate desserts out there. The cinnamon apples taste like buttery warm apple pie filling and if served with a couple of scoops of vanilla ice cream, you’ll be in cinnamon apple ice cream heaven, I promise!
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 25
- Total Time: 35 minutes (does not include apple peeling time)
- Category: desserts
- Method: stovetop
- 48 oz of peeled and thickly sliced apples (9 to 12 med apples) (my grocery store had already peeled and sliced apples in a 32 oz container)
- 3 tablespoons cinnamon
- 1 tsp apple pie spice
- 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 3/4 cup of salted butter, melted
- 1/2 cup of water
- In a medium bowl, combine the cinnamon, pie spice, brown sugar, and cornstarch until it’s all mixed in completely.
- Add apples to a large dutch oven or another large saucepan. Sprinkle sugar/spice mixture over the top of the apples. Pour the melted butter and water over the top of the mixture. Stir until everything is coated.
- Cooke apples about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally until apples are fork tender (not mushy) and the sauce has thickened. Start testing the apples with a fork around the 15-minute mark. Depending on the size of your apple slices and how soft you want them, your final cook time could vary between 15 and 30 minutes. Serve warm, topped with vanilla ice cream for the tastiest results!
Best apples to use: Jonagold, Honeycrisp, Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, Pink Lady or Braeburn
This recipe makes a good amount of sauce- perfect for drizzling over ice cream!