Mom’s Baked Apple Slices

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My parents have 3 apple trees on which we grow 15 varieties of apples, so we are always looking for good and easy apple recipes. My mother started cooking up apples this way for an everyday dessert a few years ago and it is what we have almost every night during apple season.

Mom's Baked Apple Slices

We did struggle with what to call it. Mom wanted, “apple pie without the crust”, but we nixed that. “Apple pie filling” didn’t go over very well either. “Baked apple slices” is as near as we can come, even though they aren’t baked in the oven but cooked rather quickly in a microwave.

Mom’s Baked Apple Slices Recipe

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  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 2

As you slice up the apples, check for their flavor. If they don't taste good raw, believe me, they aren't going to taste good cooked.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups of peeled, sliced apples - use apples that cook up well, like Fuji or Jonagold
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • A sprinkle of cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup

Method

1 Put apple slices in a glass bowl. Sprinkle on top the 3 Tbsp of sugar. Add a light sprinkle of cinnamon.

2 Bake in microwave oven for 5 minutes on high heat. Adjust the time for your microwave and how many apples you are doing. Ours has a powerful high setting so 4 cups of apples only takes 5 minutes.

If you use more apples, you will probably need to cook it a little longer. I suggest starting with 5 minutes and testing for doneness with a fork. If it needs more cooking time, give it more.

3 When done, remove and mix so the sugar coats well all the apple pieces. Add maple syrup to taste, about 1 Tbsp.

Delicious with whipped cream on top, or with vanilla ice cream on the side.

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  • JJ

    I wasn’t expecting a recipe this simple to work, but it DOES and these apples are DELICIOUS! I used Gala apples and some brown sugar, and they taste AMAZING!! Much quicker than baking them, and they taste just as good!

  • Joy Morris

    I got a bag of pink lady apples in my CSA box this week and I was looking for something unique to do with them. I saw this recipe and it wasn’t quite right. I saw your apple crisp recipe and that was closer but I’m out of rolled oats. I’ve made your baked apples and while they were very good I didn’t feel like fussing with coring and stuffing. Then it occurred to me. Sliced apples, maple syrup, and spiced as above but tossed with chopped pecans, dried cherries, and a bit of butter. Baked at 375f for 45 minutes. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • jeh

    How do you cook this in oven [temp and time] if you choose to not micro wave?

    Good question. No idea. Your guess is as good as mine. It’s a microwave recipe. ~Elise

  • Nick

    I added a banana and some dried cranberries to it and served it over a waffle. It was great, simple to make and did the trick for a quick but nice desert.

  • Hannah

    I don’t have a microwave, how would I do them stovetop? They look sooooo good!

    Good question. Steam them? That’s essentially what you are doing when you microwave them anyway. ~Elise

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