This cinnamon baked apples recipe takes under an hour from preparation to completion, and uses only five ingredients. The recipe requires 1 teaspoon of butter, 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, 3 teaspoons of vanilla sugar, 3 teaspoons of ground cinnamon, 1 teaspoon of ground nutmeg and six large apples of any variety. Additionally, it calls for a large baking dish. This recipe yields about six servings, averaging 147 calories per serving.
Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and greasing the baking dish with the butter. While the oven preheats, peel, core and slice the apples. Mix the nutmeg, brown sugar, vanilla sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl. Place roughly a third of the apples on the bottom of the baking dish, and cover them with roughly a third of the sugar and spice mixture. Repeat twice more, alternating apple and mixture layers.
Once the oven reaches temperature, continue to bake the dish at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, remove the dish and pour 3 1/2 tablespoons of water over the apples. Return the dish to the oven and continue baking until the apples are tender, which should occur after about 15 more minutes.