If you love all the flavors of apple pie but need a no-fuss recipe, these roasted cinnamon vanilla apples are just the thing to make!
I love a good apple pie, but not all the prep that comes with it. I guess it wouldn’t be so bad if I bought the crust, but I love a good flaky, delicious crust when I make pies. Sometimes, I have the time to put in all the love that goes into making the perfect apple pie. What if I told you that you could make something equally as delicious in just a few minutes of prep? Just watch this quick video and see how they are made.
Keeping up with four kids and their busy schedules can be a little overwhelming at times. Because of this, I like to keep our meals simple and dessert-making to a minimum. Although, sometimes my kids like to help when it comes to baking, especially Alex, so when I have a little help, I don’t mind it so much.
The bonus of this recipes is that while the apples are roasting, the house will smell amazing. So if you need a simple dessert to impress, this.is.it!
When the apples are done roasting, it’s time to eat them. I love to serve them warm over a scoop of ice cream, and on occasion, I prep these the night before, refrigerate the bowl and bake them in the morning for breakfast. No, we don’t’ have ice cream for breakfast, I serve them with a sprinkle of toasted oats or granola, and a drizzle of milk.
I hope you enjoy this delicious recipe as much as my family does!
Roasted Cinnamon Vanilla Apples
A little lighter than traditional apple pie, these roasted apples take “a-la-mode” to a whole new level. Recipe from my Giving Thanks eBook..
- Yield: 6 servings
- 4 large granny smith apples, cored and sliced into ¼ inch thick pieces
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons butter, diced
- ½ vanilla bean pod or,
- 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Toss sliced apples with lemon juice to prevent browning.
- In a large bowl, combine brown sugar, cinnamon, butter, vanilla, and cornstarch. Add apples and toss to combine until all apple slices are evenly and generously coated with mixture.
- Spread apples onto a baking sheet, and roast until the apples are tender, about 30 minutes. Remove from oven and serve as is or with vanilla ice cream for a treat.