During the fall, I tend to overbuy apples. Whenever someone offers a trip to the farm stand or to an apple orchard, I am in. But that means that there is ALWAYS an excessive amount of apples in my fridge. And eating apple slices with peanut butter as a snack gets old… fast. So I needed to come up with a way to use up all the apples in my fridge before they went bad.
So I did what I always do when I have an excessive amount of something in my house… I roasted them!
This recipe was great way to cook up a bunch of apples and have them in the fridge to be used in a bunch of different recipes (or to be served as a snack by themselves!).
And they could not be easier to make!
Roasted Apple Slices start with grabbing some apples.
And slicing them up! I am using winesap apples, which are a nice, crisp apple that is still pretty sweet. You need a crisp apple, so it holds up to being roasted.
A note about peeling the apples. I left half the apples with the skin on and half with the skin off. Both ways are completely delicious, so it just comes down to your preference. (my preference is skin on – I don’t like peeling apples!)
Now, add in the seasonings.
I added in brown sugar, some cinnamon, and some nutmeg. Simple, clean flavors.
I tossed everything together.
And dumped the apple slices on a greased baking sheet. Please make sure you really grease it! When the sugar melts, the apples can stick to the sheet and you will have a difficult time getting them off!
I baked the apple slices in a preheated 375 degree oven for 30-35 minutes, flipping them over halfway.
I am so obsessed with these babies!
And they are so versatile. You can add them to oatmeal, use them as a side for pork chops (my dad’s favorite!), or eat them as is (my favorite!).
You definitely want to give these a try.
So, what’s your favorite way to use up all your apples?
- 4 medium-to-large firm apples (like empire or winesap), washed, peeled (if desired), cored, sliced
- 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- Cooking spray
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray - and make sure you spray the baking sheet well... this will prevent sticking!
- In a large bowl, combine apple slices, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Toss well to combine.
- Pour the apple slices onto the baking sheet and bake the apples until tender, about 30-35 minutes, flipping halfway.
- Serve as a snack, as a side for roasted pork, or as a topping for ice cream!