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Poached apples on a grey plate drizzled with syrup, cinnamon sticks and fresh ginger surrounding the plate

Cinnamon Ginger Poached Apples

  • Author: Alex Aldeborgh
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: serves 4
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


Honeycrisp apples poached in apple cider with fresh ginger and cinnamon sticks make for a wholesome and delicious dessert. Just five minutes of prep work goes into this recipe! These poached apples are also delicious paired with yogurt or oatmeal for breakfast.




  1. Peel apples using a vegetable peeler or small knife. Discard the skin or use for another recipe.
  2. Add peeled apples to a medium-large deep pot, along with cinnamon sticks and ginger slices.
  3. Pour the apple cider and water into the pot. If the liquid does not completely cover the apples, add a little bit more cider or water until it does.
  4. Add lemon juice and vanilla extract.
  5. Simmer the apples, partially covered, for about 30 minutes until soft and easily pierced with a fork.
  6. Remove the apples and set them aside on a plate. Remove and discard of the cinnamon sticks and ginger.
  7. To make optional syrup: Bring liquid to a boil, and boil uncovered for 30-45 minutes, until liquid is reduced to about half a cup and is thick and syrupy.
  8. Pour the syrup over the poached apples.


Serving suggestions

These apples are delicious on their own, especially with the syrup, as a nutritious dessert. They also make a great addition to vanilla ice cream! You can enjoy them for a sweet breakfast on top of yogurt, or chopped up and stirred into oatmeal.

Storing poached apples

You can store poached apples in an airtight container (with the syrup, if you make it) for up to 3 days. Enjoy them cold or reheat in the microwave.

Keywords: poached apples, cinnamon poached apples, apple cider poached apples