Desserts/ Recipe

Cinnamon Baked Apples

Good morning my little sugar muffins!
I know, I know. I’m a big fat liar. I said I was taking two weeks off to get ohksocial off the ground, and then I turn around 1 week later and post. So sue me. No wait, don’t. I’m already flat broke and pan-handling for peanuts and used chewing gum.
full frontal apple
….Okay, that’s not true either. Now that I am officially finished at my “real job”, that’s just my worst fear. It’s only been 1 working day since I became totally 100% self employed…I have at least another couple of weeks before you see me on the street corner swinging my shit for pennies. Except we don’t have pennies anymore in Canada. I’m gonna have to shake it extra hard to get your hard earned nickles. 
Oh dear.
In all seriousness though – super stoked. Super elated. Super nervous. And super-woman pajamas are now an all day thing. Da ta da daaaaa!!!! 
apple filled with spice and sugar
Okay, so while I missed you all horribly – and I have. For reals. The reason I HAVE to post today is because it’s March Secret Recipe Club Reveal Day!
This past month I was assigned The Savvy Kitchen. Based on all the dietary restrictions of her friends and family, Amy has managed to do something I’ve only talked about – focuses her blog on gluten-free, low-calorie and low-carb cooking. Seriously – this is something I’ve been meaning to do a series on for ages but I just keep on cooking high butter, high fat, high home-made pasta laden dishes.
Note to self: must. think. about. others. and. stop. obsessing. about. self.
baked apples
Amy is one hot chica and she had a good handful of recipes that looked good to me. Especially her beer cheese soup. Beer? Good! Cheese? Good! Soup? Good! 
But ultimately I ended up making a few baked apples*. If you haven’t noticed already, I have a bit of a penchant for apples and cinnamon. So when I saw these little babies, I was all up in that shit. They were relatively easy (be careful when coring the apples!), and smothered in vanilla ice cream, they made a fantastic gluten-free apple-pie like experience.I did it! Look Ma, I made a gluten free dessert! I might just get it together yet…..

*Ingredient sizes are slightly modified to accommodate less apples than original recipe.

Cinnamon Baked Apples

Yield 4 servings


  • 4 Same Sized Apples (Granny Smith or any decent baking apple).
  • 1 Tsp Cinnamon.
  • 1/4 Tsp Nutmeg.
  • 1/3 C Sugar.
  • 4 Tsp Butter, room temp.
  • 1 C Dry Apple Cider.


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Combine cinnamon, nutmeg and sugar in a small bowl. Set aside.Core apples 3/4 of the way through, being careful not to puncture the bottom of the apple so juices and flavors remain inside the apple. Fill each cavity with the spice & sugar mixture, topping with a Tsp of butter.
  3. Place apples in a casserole or baking dish and pour cider around them.
  4. Cover the pan with aluminum foil and bake for 1 hour.
  5. Remove from heat, allow to cool slightly and serve with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream.
  6. Eat.


Adapted from Amy


What’s your biggest fear?

  • Lavender and Lime (
    March 18, 2013 at 1:17 PM

    these look like comfort food! Good luck with the new adventure 🙂

  • Denise Browning@From Brazil To You
    March 18, 2013 at 1:25 PM

    A scoop of ice cream and a big, delicious baked apple for me, please!!! Oh, so yum!!!

  • Melissa
    March 18, 2013 at 3:33 PM

    How delicious! I want this tonight!

  • April @ The 21st Century Housewife
    March 18, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    Oh how I love baked apples, and these look wonderful. What a fantastic dessert, and it’s lovely it’s kind of good for you too 🙂

  • Jen @JuanitasCocina
    March 18, 2013 at 4:21 PM

    So easy and divine! Love these babies!

  • TheSavvyKitchen
    March 18, 2013 at 4:35 PM

    You’re too sweet 🙂 Glad you liked this recipe!! Love your blog!

  • Deanna - Teaspoon of Spice
    March 18, 2013 at 7:43 PM

    OK, baked apples are da bomb and I rarely make them despite always having apples in the house. Time to change that with this recipe. Congrats on your self-employment – of course it’s scary but it’s also thrilling – you will rock it!

  • Chelsy Ethridge
    March 18, 2013 at 10:37 PM

    I have wanted to try this forever! Look amazing!

  • Lisa {Authentic Suburban Gourmet }
    March 19, 2013 at 2:32 AM

    What a great recipe and looks super tasty. Glad to be part of SRC group C with you!

  • Gloria - The Ginger Snap Girl
    March 19, 2013 at 4:56 AM

    I love desserts like this because it totally makes me feel healthy. Even with that big scoop of ice cream! 🙂 Best of luck with your new venture!

  • Veronica Gantley
    March 19, 2013 at 8:18 AM

    I love apples! OH MY!! This looks so good, look at all the wonderful ingredients. It must have such a depth in flavor. Delish!!

  • Rhonda
    March 19, 2013 at 8:02 PM

    I recently just became self employed, whew what a task. I’m drowning a bit but love what I do. Baked apples are just like the pie without the crust and the calories. Super good with oatmeal also.

  • Cinnamon Freud
    March 19, 2013 at 10:45 PM

    Love apples, these look yummy!

  • France@beyondthepeel
    March 21, 2013 at 1:22 AM

    Congrats! It will be scary, you will make less money and you will be working your ass off and it will all be worth it in the end. I think that’s my biggest fear…that it won’t come to fruition. Fingers crossed 🙂

  • Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets
    March 24, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    Are you kidding me with this delicious. It looks amazing, and I can’t wait to try it. Hope all is well and the new business is thriving. I’m sure it is because you are a rock star!