Baked Caramel Apples

Autumn is my favorite time of year…when the air cools, the sun shines, and the leaves turn color. One of the first things I want to do with my children is to take them to the many wonderful apple orchards we have in our area. We pick so many that our home is bursting at the seams with apples!! Here is one of my favorite apple recipes… you will LOVE the smell and taste of this comfort dish. Add it as a side, eat it alone, or top it “a la mode” (ice cream) …. enjoy!

Water, brown sugar, flour, butter, salt, cinnamon and apples – looks like one got away in the background! Oops!

Start making your homemade caramel sauce by placing in the sauce pan the brown sugar, water, butter, salt, and flour.

Heat until bubbling-it will thicken.

Peel your apples.

Cut apples into medium sized chunks.

Pour homemade caramel sauce over the cut apples.

“Dot” with butter and sprinkle with cinnamon.

Cover and bake in a 350 oven for 1 hour, stirring at the 30 min mark.


Fresh out of the oven…

An amazing accompaniment to pork chops.

Baked Caramel Apples Serves 6

Preheat oven to 350

Peel and cut about 8 apples into quarters (enough to fill a 9” round baking dish)


1 cup brown sugar

¼ cup water

2 tbsp butter

1 tsp salt

2 tbsp flour

Put all sauce ingredients into a saucepan and bring to soft boil-it will thicken and turn into a caramel/gravy texture.

Place apples in baking dish and cover with caramel and stir. Dot with butter and sprinkle with cinnamon. Cover and bake for 1 hour stirring at the 30 min mark.


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*Janelle is a woman who is dependent upon Jesus, a mom, a Licensed Professional Counselor, and an advocate for meal ministry. You can find her displaying step-by-step photos of her recipes, giving devotionals, and sharing meal ministry stories on her blog. You can follow Janelle’s blog at


  1. Yum, yum, oh yum. Thanks for posting this! We always have homemade waffles, "rolly" sausage, and "baked apples" when we trim our Christmas tree. It was my family's traditional Christmas morning breakfast but I decided I didn't want to be in the kitchen all morning on Christmas.

    I always just buy the Bob Evans baked apples from the grocery store which taste wonderful and make a great "syrup" for waffles but probably have stuff we don't need/want in them.

    I'm anxious to try this recipe. Maybe before we trim our tree "just to make sure" {wink}.

  2. Can I move in? Your food looks SO amazing!!!! My poor hubby would die to have a dinner like that. Time for me to step it up a notch! 🙂

  3. Printed it off to try this week!! YUMMY!!!
    I found your blog this summer and have been very very blessed!!!

    Love your smile and your passion for the Lord and your family!!

  4. Beautiful! What kind of apples do you like to use? Also, can you tell us how you made the REST of the dinner too? Looks divine! Thanks so much!

  5. Janelle,

    This is one to keep. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I would also like to now what type of apples you prefer to use for pies, baked apples on the side , etc.

  6. Oh, my! This sounds absolutely fabulous! I bet it is delish as dessert or even as a breakfast, too, with some scrambled eggs and sausage. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing!

  7. I love this recipe! I will definitely be making it very soon. I really like the idea of the apples poured over ice cream but it looks wonderful with the pork too. I know it will be very popular in our house, that is for sure! Thanks for sharing it.

  8. Love this recipe. I like knowing I can make caramel apples without using the box mixes. Look forward to trying this one after we go apple picking.

  9. Yumm! That sounds great! And the cramamel recipe will be great for other things that I make! (I was using the kind that you sqeeze out of the bottle! HA!!) But I think this will be so much better!

  10. Thanks Ladies! I hope you and your families enjoy-Great suggestions Mrs. K! My favorite apples to eat are Fuji..however I like to mix apples when baking…a great baking mix is Jonagolds, Granny Smith and Red Delish! You get a tart-sweet-tangy mixture that is amazing. Cooking for the King!~ Janelle

  11. My husband will LOVE these! I can't wait to make them for him. Would love to have your pork recipe, too! 😉


  12. For marinated pork I use 1/2 bottle of Italian dressing and 1/2 bottle of ranch dressing. A friend told me about this mixture and it is wonderful on pork and chicken! The milk base in the ranch makes it very juicy and tender. I marinate overnight- I grill on both sides until it is just slightly pink (it continues to cook when you take it off the grill). I season with seasoned salt. The Cornbread w/Honey Butter recipe will be displayed on Tasty Tues! Thanks for your interest and I encourage questions- I am here to help!

  13. Oh! Almost forgot: This is how I make green beans- I cook 6 slices of bacon in a skillet until done and add 1 cup of cut onions and saute them. I add 1 package of frozen green beans or 3 cans of cut green beans…turn it on low..add 1 cup of water and cover. Add salt and pepper at your desired amount.

    Cooking for the King!

  14. We just made this! Thanks for posting! We had apples from the neighbor's tree (like 50 of them)! I had already peeled 20 apples this morning for apple sauce, so 8 more was no big deal. It made a ton and my husband liked it although my son wouldn't try them. It was super sweet, but extra tasty. I hope it tastes good cold too!!

  15. Thanks Kama! So glad you enjoyed the recipe! Depending on the apple you choose the recipe will vary in it's sweetness. A Granny Smith apple might be just what you are looking for next time! Or even a mix of different apples. Sounds like you have wonderful neighbors!!!!!! Cooking for the King, Janelle 🙂

  16. I can practically smell them from here. 😉 It must be that time of year, as my post for tomorrow is 2-ingredient pumpkin muffins that ROCK! I'm trying these apples.

  17. That looks delicious!! Yum. My daughter makes caramel popcorn, but we haven't tried it with apples yet. I'm sure we will now!

  18. Toni- Pumpkin is one of my favorite flavors and smells…oh how I love Fall! Claire-these will be perfect with your roast, I love sweet and savory meals! Darlene-I love that you and your daughter cook together!!! YEA!!!!
    Cooking for the King,

  19. This looks yummy!! I grew up eating fried apples as a manstay on our fall table – but I like these baked ones.


  20. Made these tonight with pork chops and corn on the cob. It was so, so good! Our house smelled amazing when it was cooking! Thanks for sharing!

  21. Hooray Stacy – me too! I made them tonight and Keith liked them woot! My crazy kids were stinkers tho and did not want to try them – through tears Lexi did and then she wouldn't admit it was good! I know she liked them tho! So I will be making them again FOR SURE and am happy for leftovers tomorrow :-)!
    Thanks Janelle!

  22. Yea Courtney! Glad you and Keith liked them! I always would order them at Cracker Barrel….then figured, why not make them at home too!

  23. I made this recipe last night and served it over ice cream! My husband loved it!! It will enter the recipe rotation for sure! Thanks for sharing it!

  24. Made these with the chicken and dumplins and oh boy were they good… I wish I had made a double batch and had some vanilla ice cream.

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