No need to bake an entire apple pie to be able to have this warm baked cinnamon apples dessert. These warm cinnamon apples are sweet and gooey, you won’t even miss the pie crust. This recipe is a fall favorite for all especially people who are gluten free.  All you need to do to prepare this tasty dessert is to combine the first 10 ingredients and cook on the stove while you are preparing the topping, then add the topping.  Yes, these are technically not baked apples, they are cooked but will taste just as delicious as a baked apple pie!

If you enjoy apples as much as we do, take a look at our popular blog: 10 Ways to Eat Apples with Delicious and Easy Apple Recipes. And if you are looking for the rest of your Thanksgiving menu, take a look at this 8 Dietitian Approved Easy Thanksgiving Recipes For Your Holiday Table to give you inspiration on healthier spins of traditional Thanksgiving dinner specialities.

For other tasty dessert recipes with a healthy spin, take a look at these:

Warm Cinnamon Apples with Crunchy Almond Topping

No need to bake an entire apple pie to be able to have a warm and delicious apple dessert. These warm cinnamon apples are sweet and gooey, and pairs beautifully with the texture of the crunchy almonds. You won't even miss the pie crust!
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American, Fun With Food
Keyword: Fall, Fiber, Holiday, Kid-friendly, Party, Winter
Condition: Gluten Free, Low Sodium, Vegetarian
Servings: 4 servings


  • 2 apple peeled, cored, and diced
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tsp butter
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1/2 tsp ginger ground
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup almonds sliced
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream


  • Combine first 10 ingredients in a sauce pan over medium high heat. Stir occasionally, and cook until apples are soft and the sauce has thickened slightly.
  • While apples are cooking, place sliced almonds in a dry pan, and place over medium-high heat. Add sugar and cinnamon and stir. Watch closely, and cook until almonds are lightly toasted.
  • Serve apples and almond topping over a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!


Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 19g | Sodium: 76mg | Potassium: 403mg | Fiber: 7g

We hope you enjoy our Warm Baked Cinnamon Apples with Crunchy Almond Topping recipe, please leave your comments below.

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Whether you are a novice in the kitchen, or a seasoned chef, Dietitian Klara will work with you to help you reach your nutrition goals. Co-author of Nourished: 10 Ingredients to Happy, Healthy Eating, Cooking with Diabetes and Cooking with Food Sensitivities Guide.