Maple cinnamon stewed apples in a white bowl.

Maple Cinnamon Stewed Apples

Maple Cinnamon Stewed Apples are the best fall treat! Simple to make with apples, cider, maple syrup, and warm cinnamon. Enjoy this apple dish by itself or as a topping for your breakfast oatmeal, pancakes or ice cream.

Apple cinnamon stewed apples in a bowl.

A healthy apple dish that simmers on the stovetop while making your house smell heavenly…yes!

That is exactly what this apple recipe is! Maple cinnamon stewed apples are easy to make, contain no processed sugar and are both good for you and taste delicious.

I added natural sweetener to our apple recipe and some cinnamon because it pairs so perfect with sweet apples! These are perfect to enjoy for a healthy fall breakfast, side dish or dessert during autumn.

Why You Will Love This Recipe

  • Autumn flavors: This apple recipe is so easy and makes your house smell so wonderful. Apples plus cinnamon are the best combination!
  • Easy to make: You don’t even need to peel the apples! Apples cook low and slow on the stovetop and turn out soft and perfect.
  • Versatile: Eat them on their own, serve them as a side dish, use them for a crumble or serve over ice cream.
  • Kid friendly: It actually drew my son out of his downstairs bedroom and into the kitchen to check out what smelled so good.

Cinnamon Stewed Apple Recipe Ingredients

Ingredients in measuring spoons for stewed apples.
  • Apples: Any variety of apple you have on hand works to make this recipe. I like to use Gala and Jonagold but a variety of different sauce or pie apples will work.
  • Apple cider: Natural apple cider that does not have added sugar helps the apple not burn as they cook down.
  • Maple syrup: Adds just a touch of added sweetness.
  • Cinnamon: Warm cinnamon is the perfect spice to pair with apples! You can use nutmeg or apple pie spice in addition or instead of cinnamon.


While this is such a simple recipe, there are a few things you can add for variety!

Other fruit can be used in addition to the apples like pears or even berries. Peaches or other stone fruit would also be wonderful.

Instead of maple syrup you can use brown sugar.

As for warm spices, feel free to use a combination of ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice. You could use apple pie spice or pumpkin pie spice.

How to Make Maple Cinnamon Stewed Apples

These are so easy to make! You don’t even need to peel your apples. But if you dislike skin on your apples, then by all means go ahead and peel them.

Cinnamon stewed apples in a bowl.
  • After your apples are peeled, place them in a large stockpot with apple cider or juice, cinnamon and maple syrup.
  • Bring to a boil and then simmer for 30-40 minutes until your apples are soft.
  • Serve warm or cool then store in the refrigerator.


What are maple cinnamon stewed apples?

Stewed apples are apples that are simmered in a large pot on the stovetop. This is different than a skillet or sautéed apples which are made in a heavy skillet on the stovetop and different then baked apples which are baked in the oven.

Stewed apples are often paired with a small amount of juice or water so your apple slices don’t initially burn while releasing their natural juices.

What variety of apples are best to use?

That is a great thing about stewed apples, you can usually use whatever variety of apples you have on hand! I used gala apples and Jonagold varieties. Golden delicious or fuji would also be great varieties. Really any type of apple you are already have on hand works!

What to serve with cinnamon stewed apples?

Serve them over yogurt or oatmeal for breakfast, enjoy them on their own for a snack with some chopped pecans or granola or even for dessert added to a crumble or with a scoop of your favorite ice cream.

Do I need to peel the apples?

No, this will save you alot of time plus there is so much goodness in the peel! If you don’t like the texture though, feel free to peel them.

How to store cinnamon stewed apples?

After they have cooled completely, store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Apple cinnamon stewed apples with a blue striped towel under them.

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Maple cinnamon stewed apples in a white bowl.
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Maple Cinnamon Stewed Apples

Maple cinnamon stewed apples made with cider, maple syrup and cinnamon are both a healthy and a delicious way to enjoy a fall treat.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Snacks
Keyword: cinnamon stewed apples
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 217kcal


  • 12 apples , cored and sliced
  • 1/2 cup apple cider , no sugar added
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Slice and core apples.
  • Place in large 5 quart stockpot.
  • Add apple cider, maple syrup and ground cinnamon.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer while stirring occasionally for 30 – 35 minutes. Depending on the size you cut your apple slices, you may need to simmer longer and add additional apple cider or water so your apples don’t burn.


  • I used gala and Jonagold apples. You could peel your apples if you dislike the peels.
  • You can peel the apples if you would like, I usually leave mine on.


Calories: 217kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 426mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 198IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 0.5mg


  1. Hi there, can you please tell me if this is apple cider vinegar? I am sure this is the recipe I’ve used in the past and (possibly mistakingly😅) put in apple cider vinegar?

    • Hi Jules, I recommend using fresh apple cider (usually found in the fall at apple orchards or the grocery store) or at best apple juice. Apple cider vinegar will give it a very different taste and I wold advise not to use that. Hope that helps!

  2. 5 stars
    Hi Sarah, thank- you so much for your reply!
    I will NOW know what to use in future ☺️ When I first made them (I’ve done it twice), I used apple cider vinegar and much to my surprise (looking back, now that I know the actual ingredient), they actually taste nice! 🤷🏼‍♀️ Well thank’s again, I look forward to tasting the proper version 😁

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