Warm Cinnamon Apples

Smokehouse Style Comfort Food is Super Easy to Make at Home

This warm cinnamon apples recipe is the most favorite side dish in my household. My family always loves to have it together with any pork dinner recipes, such as BBQ pork tenderloin, slow cooked BBQ baby back ribs and maple mustard pork loin.

Warm cinnamon apples in smokehouse style is not only a great comfort food, but also an awesome restaurant remake.

Total Time:
23-25 Minutes
Prep Time
: 15 Minutes  

Active Cook Time: 8-10 Minutes  
Serving: 4-6

Talking about heavenly, wait till the ground cinnamon hits the warm apples. OMG...nothing smells better than that.

In fact, if you go to any restaurant serving ribs, you will find a side dish called by about the same name. So, this is another restaurant remakes recipe for you.

The difference is that you can have a bigger or smaller serving per your preference. You can also control the crisp tenderness.

The inspiration of this side dish recipe was our annual apple picking trip. In upstate New York, there are many apple orchards. Throughout all the years, we developed this family tradition of visiting that same orchard every year.

Of course, we have the apple cider donuts and apple cider during our visit. Last but not least, we pick our apples. While we are there, how can you resist of not getting tons of freshly picked apples? At the end of each trip, we get at least 50+ apples home.

Even though the old saying says, "an apple a day, keeps the doctor away." You will get tired of the same thing over and over every day. That was how I came up the idea of this recipe.

My family and I love crispy apples. Even though we cook them, we like the crisp tender texture. Honey crisp, Cortland and Pink Lady are our favorites . Please feel free to choose your favorite kind of apple for this warm cinnamon apples side dish.

Tips and Tricks

Double or Triple This Recipe

Once you try it, I am sure that you want to double, triple or quadruple this warm cinnamon apples recipe.  So, what should you do?

The ratio is for every 2 apples, add 1 tablespoons fat (i.e. butter or the combination of butter and canola oil) and 1 heaping tablespoon of brown sugar. Dark brown sugar does give a nice color. But light or dark brown sugar is fine.

How To Cut The Apples?

  1. Peel the apples
  2. Cut it in half in the middle and cut the halves into quarters
  3. Cut out the cores of each quarter
  4. Slice it lengthwise about 1/4 - 1/3" thick; OR
  5. Dice the apples with an onion dicer.

Now you know all the basics.  I hope you are excited to try out this recipe.

Warm Cinnamon Apples Recipe and Directions

4 regular size Apples (peeled; cored and slice or dice per instruction above)
1 tablespoon Butter
1 tablespoon Canola Oil

2 tablespoons Dark Brown Sugar
A splash of Lemon Concentrate
A pinch of Salt
Dashes of Ground Cinnamon to your desired fragrance


  1. Add butter, canola oil and turn on the heat to high.
  2. Transfer all apples into a big skillet.
  3. Add a pinch of salt, lemon concentrate and brown sugar.
  4. Toss to combine and stir regularly.
  5. Cook for 8-10 minutes until crisp tender.
  6. Stir in a few small dashes of ground cinnamon and enjoy immediately.

Warm Cinnamon Apples Steps with Photos

Warm Cinnamon Apples - 4 regular size apples of your preference4 regular size apples of your preference
Warm Cinnamon Apples - Peeled and cored.Peeled and cored.
Warm Cinnamon Apples - Dice applesDice apples
Warm Cinnamon Apples - Add 1 tbsp of each  butter and canola oil into a skilletAdd 1 tbsp of each butter and canola oil into a skillet
Warm Cinnamon Apples - Stir in diced applesStir in diced apples
Warm Cinnamon Apples - Add lemon concentrate and saltAdd lemon concentrate and salt
Warm Cinnamon Apples - Stir in brown sugarStir in brown sugar
Warm Cinnamon Apples - Add ground cinnamonAdd ground cinnamon
Warm Cinnamon Apples - ENJOY!ENJOY!

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