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Roasted Apples – The Perfect Unexpected Side Dish

 For the perfect side dish for your favorite pork, ham or chicken recipe, these Roasted Apples are absolutely delicious!


This recipe originally appeared on Cooking In Stilettos in May of 2012. The recipe has been updated with new photos and any recipe changes that I have incorporated over the years.  This post may contain affiliate links to products I adore and use in my kitchen.  Thank you for supporting Cooking In Stilettos.

When I was making a divine pork dish I could not, for the life of me, figure out what would be a great side that would accent the pork but not steal the show – kinda like a “Robin” to the main entree’s “Batman”.

I had one of my culinary “aha” moments when I happened to look at the fruit basket and saw some gorgeous apples just sitting there waiting for some attention.  Thankfully, there’s always Ms. Martha to the rescue with a recipe for Roasted Apples.  A quick slice with my favorite apple slicer/corer, a quick toss with some warm cinnamon and a little sugar, followed by a sauna in the oven and these apples were ready to accept their Supporting Side Dish Award.  I love roasting veggies and fruits – it add so much flavor.  You could vary the recipe a few ways – like using Granny Smith apples in lieu of Gala or add a bit of thyme or rosemary when you roast these lovelies – the possibilities are endless!  Heck – for those that love a bit of heat – add a touch of cayenne to the mix and go wild.

Next time you are looking for something outside of the typical roasted potatoes, why not give these Roasted Apples a whirl.  I can pretty much guarantee you are going to want to make double – there will be no leftovers.


 On to the recipe:


Gather the ingredients




Freshly cored, sliced and ready for the oven.  A piece may or may not have been slipped to the Jr. Sous Pug.




And The Supporting Side Dish Award Goes To…



Yields 6

Roasted Apples

For the easiest ever side dish, these Roasted Apples are the perfect accompaniment to your favorite pork or ham recipe!

5 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

35 minTotal Time

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  • 3 Apples (I used Gala apples)
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar


  1. 1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. 2. Core and slice the apples into wedges.
  3. 3. Toss the apples with the lemon juice followed by the cinnamon and sugar.
  4. 4. Place the spiced sugared apples on a foil lined baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes.
  5. 5. About halfway through, toss the apples.
  6. 6. Enjoy!

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