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They smell like home: here’s how to make baked apples with our easy video recipe!

Cooked apples

The recipe for cooked apples with cinnamon in a pot is a classic (which can also be made in the oven): let's prepare a traditional and tasty dessert together!

But who said that cooked apples are only eaten in hospitals or when we are sick ? They are excellent prepared both in the pot and in the oven and help us to enrich sweets, pies and desserts of all kinds – as well as being an unusual end of meal. Today we see the recipe to make this simple, quick and above all very tasty dessert: apples cooked in a pan!

We will prepare them with water, sugar, lemon juice and cinnamon, and we will see how to make them in pieces or whole. For the more curious, then, we will also see how to make them in the oven and with the Thermomix.

The cooked apple recipe, prepared following our suggestions, can be served at the end of a meal or for a different snack than usual . If you want an even more delicious dessert, we recommend serving with scoops of cream or vanilla ice cream. Let's see immediately how to prepare this delicious recipe and its variations !

Cooked apples
Cooked apples

How to Make Cooked Apples (In Pieces)

If you prefer to serve them in cubes, you will get a dessert with a different consistency, probably softer and easier to eat as well as tastier.

  1. Not much changes in the preparation: if you want to make them into small pieces, you simply have to peel the apples and cubes of the size you like best.
  2. Then put on the stove with sugar, cinnamon, lemon and water for about 20 minutes.
  3. When cooked, serve with a sprinkling of ground cinnamon!

A tip: do not cut the apples into pieces too small , otherwise you risk that they will flake during cooking, and you will get an apple puree! Also, for the same reason, always keep an eye on them while cooking .

Preparation of baked apples

Baked apples
Baked apples
  1. Wash the apples and remove the core .
  2. Arrange them in a baking dish and add a little water, lemon juice, sugar and cinnamon.
  3. Cook at 200 ° C for about 30 minutes .

This type of cooking is perfect even if you want to make them stuffed : dig the inside and fill it with a mix of pureed pulp, crumbled amaretti, chopped chocolate and tufts of butter. Cook, always at 200 ° C, for half an hour . For all the details, here's our baked apple recipe .

We have made baked apples with cinnamon because this spice with its characteristic scent immediately adds an extra touch, but if you don't like it you can also omit it or replace it according to your tastes. Do you love this fruit madly? So here are all our recipes with apples !

Preparing the recipe for cooked apples in a pot (whole)

Cooked apples
Cooked apples

As a variety of apples we suggest the Pink Lady , very sugary and the Golden , with a sweet taste and crunchy pulp.

  1. Start by washing the apples. Then cut the upper cap and remove the stalk with the appropriate tool or a spoon, leaving them whole . Transfer them to a thick-bottomed pan or pot.
  2. Add a drizzle of water, sugar, lemon juice and cinnamon sticks. Turn on the heat and cook – with the lid on – for 40 minutes or in any case the time necessary to soften them.
  3. Serve them warm or cold, in single-portion bowls with fork and knife accompanying them with cream or vanilla ice cream.

Preparation of the apples cooked in the microwave

The fastest method is by far the one with the help of the microwave. Again, you can make them whole or in pieces

  • Whole : wash, core, add the other ingredients and cook at 600W for 5 minutes. If this is not enough, continue cooking in small intervals of 60 seconds at a time.
  • In pieces : wash, peel, cut, add the other ingredients and cook at 600 W for 5 minutes.

If this cooking method inspires you, here are many othermicrowave recipes to try!

Preparation of apples cooked with the Thermomix

The Thermomix, on the other hand, is perfect for steaming them , or with the Varoma (if you have it, you can do the same with the bamboo steamer ).

  1. Peel the apples, remove the core and cut them into coarse pieces. Pour in the water and set to 15 minutes , Varoma temperature, speed 1.
  2. Also add sugar, lemon and cinnamon and continue cooking for another 5 minutes.
  3. Serve sprinkled with a little cinnamon , and enjoy your meal!

Do you love cooked fruit? Then, we recommend that you also try our alchermes pears .

Why eat baked apples? Properties and calories

They are a great help in case of a lazy bowel , but be careful not to overdo it: in large quantities, cooked apples are laxative!

A portion is around 150 kcal, a number that rises considerably if you add chocolate, ice cream or a delicious filling. They are not too caloric but will satisfy your desire for dessert if you are on a diet.


You can keep them in the fridge, inside an airtight container for 2/3 days or freeze them (but only once they are completely cold).

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