Cinnamon Apples Recipe

    cinnamon apples in a skillet with caramel

    Warm cinnamon apples are one of our favorite recipes to make because of their versatile use and the ease with which they can be made. Use this cinnamon apples recipe with grilled pork chops for dinner or poured over ice cream for dessert. Either way, they’ll taste absolutely delicious!

    These skillet cinnamon apples are made over the stove with a little bit of butter, some sugar and spices, and water and cornstarch for thick, gooey apples that can be incorporated into a variety of dishes.

    If you’ve ever made an upside down apple tart, then you may be familiar with the cooking technique of caramelizing apples over the stove. The process of making cinnamon apples is very similar, however, the apples tend to obtain a thicker coating of caramel than they would for a tart.

    We love that you don’t need to turn on the oven for this recipe or rely on any fancy baking techniques. Everything comes together in 20 minutes with ingredients you probably already have on hand.

    You can use any type of apples that you want to make this cinnamon apples recipe, but we prefer granny smith. The tart flavor of these apples is a nice contrast to the sweet caramel coating, similar to the flavor profile of a caramel apples recipe.

    If you decide to store these in the fridge, simply reheat the cinnamon apples in a saucepan when you’re ready to use them again.


    Cook time: 10 minutes
    Prep time: 10 minutes
    Idle time:



    1. To a large skillet, add the butter. Turn on the heat to medium and cook the butter until it has melted.
    2. Once the butter has melted, add the apple slices, cooking and stirring them until they're tender (about 6 to 7 minutes).
    3. To a small bowl, add the cornstarch and water, then whisk to combine. Pour this mixture into the skillet and stir together with the apples.
    4. Add the brown sugar and cinnamon to the apples and stir to combine. Boil the apple mixture for about 2 minutes, stirring often.
    5. Remove the apples from the heat and stir in the vanilla. Serve warm.

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    Born and raised in Southern California, Beeta has embraced a healthy lifestyle focused on farm-to-table cooking, natural products, and wellness routines. When she's not writing up recipes or discussing the latest natural living trends, Beeta enjoys spending time trying new restaurants, traveling with family and friends, and relaxing at home with her furry companion.