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These cinnamon baked apples are the perfect dessert for fall, with sweet, soft apples, warm cinnamon, and crunchy walnuts; they’re cozy and delicious!

Cinnamon Baked Apples on a plate covered with ice cream.

Fall is here! 

And what could be better in the fall than ripe, juicy apples?

It’s my absolute favorite time for cozy, comforting sweets, and these cinnamon baked apples hit all the right spots.

It’s sweet golden delicious apples, bright orange juice, crunchy walnuts, deep brown sugar, and warm cinnamon, the only thing that makes it better is a spoon to eat it with!

These cinnamon baked apples are a quick and easy way to treat your guests to the best fall flavors around.

If you’re looking for a breakfast version of this recipe you have to try my Oatmeal Stuffed Breakfast Baked Apples.

Cinnamon Baked Apples ingredients on a table.

Ingredients for cinnamon baked apples

  • Apples – The sweeter, the better!
  • Cinnamon – A classic warm spice that pairs perfectly with apples.
  • Brown sugar – This will add sweetness and a deep molasses flavor.
  • Orange juice – Orange juice will give us a bright, citrus flavor.
  • Butter – Butter will add a delicious mouthfeel and some fat.
  • Chopped walnuts – Walnuts add a great crunch and taste great with the apples.
Cinnamon Baked Apples being filled with cinnamon and sugar.
Cinnamon Baked Apples in a pan covered with butter.
Cinnamon Baked Apples in a dish getting liquid poured into the dish.

How to serve baked apples

These cinnamon baked apples can be served individually to your guests on small dessert plates, with any (or all) of the following toppings:

Cinnamon Baked Apples plated in to small bowls.

Apple varieties

In your local grocery store, there’s usually a huge variety of apples to choose from!

So how do you know which ones will be best for these cinnamon baked apples?

My favorite type of apple to use for this recipe is golden delicious because they’re super sweet. But gala or Honeycrisp would also work well here.

I would stay away from McIntosh, fuji, or red delicious. These are often mealy apples, with a watery-apple flavor, and not very good to use in this application.

Cinnamon Baked Apples topped with ice cream.

Storage and leftovers

Any leftover cinnamon baked apples can be stored in an airtight container and the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

To reheat, simply place in a microwave-safe dish, covered loosely with a damp paper towel, and heat for 2-3 minutes or until heated thoroughly. 

Cinnamon Baked Apples filled with nuts and spices.

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Cinnamon Baked Apples

Cinnamon Baked Apples

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

These cinnamon baked apples are the perfect dessert for fall, with sweet, soft apples, warm cinnamon, and crunchy walnuts; they’re cozy and delicious!


  • 6 sweet apples
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, divided
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cups of orange juice


  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Wash the apples and with a knife, core each apple starting at the stem, removing the center of the apple. This can also be done with an apple corer if you own one.
  3. Place each apple in a 9x13 dish.
  4. In a small bowl mix together 1/4 cup of the brown sugar, chopped walnuts, and cinnamon.
  5. Place an equal amount of filling into each of the cored apples.
  6. Divide the butter into 6 equal pieces and top each one of the apples.
  7. In a small bowl whisk together the orange juice and the remaining brown sugar.
  8. Pour into the bottom of the dish.
  9. Add the apples to the preheated oven and bake for 50-60 minutes or until the apples are soft and the syrup has thickened.
  10. Serve warm plain or topped with ice cream or whipped cream.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 286Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 8mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 5gSugar: 41gProtein: 2g

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