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Easy To Make Foil Baked Apples Recipe

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Cinnamon apples are a healthy dessert options for a low calorie diet. It can be argued that the best way to make foil baked apples is over the fire, but it’s definitely not a requirement. In fact you can make a foil bake apples recipe in the oven. And the simple cinnamon sugar mixture of ingredients makes it such an easy recipe!

foil baked apples recipe

Easy To Make Foil Baked Apples Recipe

It’s no secret that I love fall. Pretty sure that I’ve been telling you all this for weeks now. But it’s oh so true! I absolutely love fall. The season always brings back fond memories of my first “real” job. I say real because it wasn’t my typical summer babysitting job. For me this just felt like a job job. All during high school I worked at an apple orchard outside of Livingston, IL and I enjoyed every minute of it. One would think that I’d be tired of eating apples to this day, but that is not so. I still find apples to be quite tasty and even like to make foil baked apples for a quick snack.

A few weeks ago my children were out of school on a Friday so we decided to enjoy the beautiful, fall day together with some friends. We were hosted over at Eckert’s to pick apples, pumpkins and just explore the farm. Eckert’s has this really great fun farm that the kids simply adored.

eckerts fun farm

So much fun!

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Best Apples for Baking

When choosing apples for baking, it is important to consider the flavor and texture of the apple. You want to choose apples that will have a good flavor when baked, and that will also hold their shape well.

You can also experiment with different types of apples to find your favorite combination. No matter what type of apple you choose, baking apples is a great way to enjoy their sweetness and flavor. So next time you’re looking for a delicious and easy dessert, try baking some apples!

Baked apples aren’t just a healthy side dish.

This foil baked apples recipe is so much more.

Get the full recipe for making below!

crisp red apple orchard apples

What are the best apples to bake in the oven?

There are many different types of apples that are good for baking. If you are looking for apples that will hold their shape when baked, it is best to choose apples that are firm and have a low water content. Some good examples of these apples include:

Honeycrisp apples are known for their sweet and juicy flavor, and they hold their shape well when baked.

Granny Smith apples have a tart and crisp flavor that pairs well with cinnamon and other spices.

Jonagold apples are a good balance of sweet and tart, and they have a firm texture that holds up well to baking.

Braeburn apples are known for their spicy and sweet flavor. They are also good for baking because they hold their shape well.

Pink Lady apples have a sweet and tart flavor with a slightly floral aroma. They are also a good choice for baking because they hold their shape well.


Easy To Make Foil Baked Apples Recipe

This foil baked apples recipe is perfect for fall (or spring or summer or winter).

Full of fall smells and flavors! 

What you’ll need:

  • 1 apple
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • aluminum foil
  • cookie sheet, dutch oven or baking dish

What you’ll do:

  • Peel and slice apples.
  • Place apple slices on one square of aluminum foil.
  • Sprinkle with sugar, cinnamon, water, and place slices of butter on top.
  • Cover with another square of foil and then roll edges to form a foil packet or pouch. (Very similar to a foil dinner for a bonfire.)
  • Place foil packets on cookie sheet, baking sheet or in a dutch oven or baking dish.
  •  Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
Steps for creating foil baked apples.

It’s that easy and it’s a delicious fall treat!

oven foil baked apples recipe

I wish you could smell this through the computer screen. Seriously smells soooo good.

It’s that easy. Such a delicious recipe for fall or any time of year. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream to turn this side dish into a dessert!

You can also add other ingredients to the apples, such as raisins, dried cranberries, or chocolate chips. For a fun twist, try grilling the apples instead of baking them. Just brush them with a little bit of olive oil and grill them over medium heat for 10-15 minutes, or until they are soft and slightly caramelized.

Tips for making this foil baked apples recipe:

  • Don’t overfill the foil packets. When wrapping the apples in foil, be sure not to overfill the packets. This will prevent the apples from cooking evenly.
  • Bake the apples until they’re soft. The amount of time it takes to bake the apples will vary depending on the size of the apples and the oven temperature. However, you’ll know the apples are done when they’re soft when pierced with a fork.
  • Let the apples cool slightly before serving. The apples will taste even better if you let them cool slightly before serving. This will give the juices a chance to thicken and the flavors to meld.

Here are some additional tips:

  • Add your favorite spices to the apples. Cinnamon is a classic choice, but you can also use nutmeg, cloves, ginger, or even a combination of spices.
  • Top the apples with nuts, raisins, or other dried fruit before wrapping them in foil.
  • For a fun twist, try adding a dollop of yogurt or ice cream to the apples before serving.
  • Baked apples can be enjoyed as a dessert or a snack. They’re also a great option for breakfast or brunch.
  • Want to slice the apples ahead of time? Simply place slices in a small bowl with some lemon juice, cover with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for a day

Get the recipe for making on an open campfire below!

If you are local to St. Louis or the Metro East then be sure to visit one of the Eckert’s family farms. You find a convenient location on the Illinois side of the river in the following cities: Millstadt, Belleville, and Grafton.

Happy Fall Y’all!

eckerts foil baked apples recipe

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Campfire Baked Apples Recipe

It’s also really easy to make campfire apple pie packets while camping in the great outdoors or in your own backyard in the fire pit!

If you are baking the apples in a campfire, you can place the foil packs directly on the hot coals. Simply place apples on tin foil with a bit of cinnamon (and other above ingredients) and wrap up following the directions above. Then place aluminum foil packets on hot coals. Cooking time will be the same, but just be sure to turn them every 10-15 minutes so that they cook evenly. You can even core the center of each apple, wrap the whole apple and place in the hot embers. Be sure to core the apples carefully and leaving a little bit of the core in the bottom of the apple. This will help to keep the apple from collapsing while it’s baking.

campfire cooking foil dinners

Such a fun and easy treat to make on your next camping trip!






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A mom blogger for over 15 years, Tara Smith lives in St. Louis, Missouri with her audiologist husband and four kids. Her blog has been featured on local media television shows like News 4 Great Day and Show Me St. Louis, as well as in the Farmhouse Style Magazine for Country Sampler. She loves to travel, explore the Midwest, make crafts and read.

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