Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time
10 Mins
Makes 6 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)

This simple spiced apples recipe is perfect for so many applications. The tender, brown sugar-sweetened fruit slices are great served at breakfast, make for a warm and tasty side dish (especially for kiddos), are the ideal flavor complement spooned over pork chops or a pork loin, and are an amazing seasonal addition to a bowl of vanilla ice cream. If you can't find McIntosh apples, substitute another baking apple such as Rome or Gala; or to change things up, try a crisp, tart green apple such as Granny Smith.

How to Make It

Step 1

Toss together first 4 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag, tossing to coat apples.

Step 2

Cook apple mixture, 2 Tbsp. water, and 1 Tbsp. butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 8 to 10 minutes or until apples are tender.

Ratings & Reviews

CelticBreeze's Review

August 07, 2012
my syrup disagreed w/ me

AshleyMHills's Review

December 01, 2013
I needed something fast for my 17 month old son who has to be gluten, dairy, and egg free. Breakfast foods are especially hard! I tried these with some dairy free butter (Earth Balance) and he loved them! He kept saying, "Ap-PULL" and smiling. Very easy and quick!

BBWdaddy2's Review

October 19, 2009
This recipe is awsome. It's simple and yummy. I made a double batch and my kids and family devoured it. I'm on a diet, but, I enjoyed it VERY much...

shashay221's Review

November 24, 2011
my first time fixing it and my family loved it!

Rowtanius3's Review

November 20, 2011
No need to add so much water in my opinion. Apples will produce enough juice to create the syrup.

Cayennejan's Review

December 05, 2013

NativeTexan's Review

February 02, 2014
Tastes like apple pie without the crust!

sarbogast's Review

December 05, 2011

NumNumNum's Review

October 15, 2013
This is a quick delicious side we like to throw together when we're having waffles or pancakes. It's super easy and always delicious! I don't ever add the extra water, though. It really doesn't need it.

austinmorris11's Review

October 24, 2011
These are delicious and so easy to make. After slicing, I also cut them in half for the little mouths in my family. I have served them over French toast, pancakes, and stirred into oatmeal. But I imagine, they would be fabulous served warm, over vanilla ice cream with cinnamon sugar pie crust triangles - a deconstructed apple pie a la mode. Gotta go try that. . .