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

Heaven and Earth

October 04, 2015
I just cooked this dish, and it was fantastic. I did make a minor adjustment though. I added orange juice instead of water. Delicious, easy, and fun. Growing up in Germany, my grandmother often served us what is called "Heaven and Earth". It is cooked apples put on top of a heap of mashed potatoes. I served this recipe on Jam powder mash. Healthier, and just fantastic. 

DBurger's Review

August 11, 2014
Everything is perfect!

EllenFL's Review

February 04, 2014
Made the house smell so good and was great for a cold morning side. Also served with pancakes a few days later.

NativeTexan's Review

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

Cayennejan's Review

December 05, 2013

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!

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.

CelticBreeze's Review

August 07, 2012
my syrup disagreed w/ me

sarbogast's Review

December 05, 2011

shashay221's Review

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