These Easy Sliced Baked Apples are made without refined sugar and are healthy and delicious! Simple and quick dessert idea to enjoy all year long. Vegan, Gluten-Free and Paleo.
Also try my Whole Baked Apples With Walnuts And Raisins.
Easy Sliced Baked Apples
Although, apples desserts are mostly considered a fall treat, there's nothing wrong with enjoying delicious apple recipes at any time of the year.
One of the easiest recipes that you can make with apples is Sliced Baked Apples. They can be whipped up in just 5 minutes and oven will do the rest of the work.
Quick and simple recipe yet so healthy and delicious!
To boost the flavor of this simple dessert, I added a touch of almond extract. I think it pairs exceptionally well with apples and whenever I make apple desserts, I always include almond extract.
What is special about Baked Apple Slices Recipe?
Apart from the fact that it's a ridiculously easy recipe to make, here're some more reasons why you'll love these bakes apples:
- made with just 6 ingredients
- no refined sugar
- healthy and flavorful
- kids approved
As I already mentioned, there's no refined sugar in these baked apple slices with cinnamon.
Therefore, I had to come up with another solution how to make that crispy caramely top that you can usually observe in most baked apples recipes.
This is when Date sugar comes in handy. If you've never tried it before, let me reassure you, that it is not really a sugar. It's made with dehydrated dates that are ground and resemble a granulated brown sugar.
One difference between regular sugar and Date sugar is that the latter doesn't dissolve in water.
What does it do to our healthy baked apple slices recipe?
Date sugar won't melt but it adds a nice rich sweetness to a recipe and creates a luscious crispy bite. It's healthy and you can add as much as you want.
What kind of apples are best for baked apples?
Apples that have a dense and crunchy flesh are best for this recipe. I love using Granny Smith apples in all my apple desserts, however Fuji, Honeycrisp and Gala apples will work here as well.
How To Bake Apple Slices?
Slice the apples
The first thing you want to do is quarter the apple and remove the core. Then, cut each quarter into ¼ inch think slices. Places apples slices in a big bowl.
Prepare the "sauce"
In a small bowl whisk together maple syrup, almond extract, lemon juice and cinnamon. Drizzle the "sauce" over the apples and carefully mix it altogether. Transfer the apples into a 2 ½ Qt ceramic casserole dish.
Bake the apples
Bake sliced apples at 350 F for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven, sprinkle with Date sugar and broil for 5 minutes. Remove, slightly cool and enjoy by itself or with a dollop of Almond milk ice-cream.
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Easy Sliced Baked Apples Without Sugar
- Preheat the oven to 350 F.
- Quarter the apples and remove the core. Cut the quarters into ¼ inch thick slices and place them in a bowl.
- In a small bowl mix together maple syrup, almond extract, lemon juice and cinnamon.
- Drizzle the maple syrup mixture over the apples and carefully mix it altogether. Transfer the apples into a 2 ½ Qt ceramic casserole dish*. (See Note 1)
- Bake for 30 minutes. Remove apples from the oven, liberally sprinkle with date sugar and broil for 5 minutes.
- Let the apples cool for 10 minutes and then serve in individual bowls or ramekins with a dollop of ice-cream if desired.