16 Amazing Fall Apple Recipes : Cinnamon Spiced Apple Strudel Sundae

Guys…it SNOWED here yesterday!  Well, not on the valley floor but in the mountains up above our house.  Like, if I look out my windows I now see snow covered mountain peaks. Can you believe it? I am NOT ready in the least for snow.  Not yet.  I need to ease into this people! 😉 The one silver lining about the whole thing is that it was nice and stormy and chilly while I made one of our favorite fall apple recipes which REALLY made it feel like it was time for comfort food.  This cinnamon spiced apple strudel sundae is sure to be a favorite in your house too…and it is SO easy to make! 

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When I say easy to make, I mean, you can whip this up and have it on the stove in 20 minutes.  So good.  Essentially what we are creating is some homemade pie filling that we can store in the fridge and then take little bits out at a time to warm up and pour over ice cream along with some granola and whipped cream.  Delicious!  Like most good fall apple recipes, you will need cinnamon, sugar, apples, butter and a few other simple ingredients.

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The mix of brown sugar and granulated sugar adds a beautiful color and cinnamon and nutmeg add the perfect amount of spice.  Butter gives the sauce a silky feel and just a little bit of flour thickens it perfectly.  The recipe calls for tossing the sliced and peeled apple sliced in some lemon juice to brighten things up and keep the apples from browning, but if you don’t have it, it’s definitely not a necessity. 

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I like to toss the apples in the cinnamon and spice mixture before adding them to the pan just to make sure they are all evenly coated with sugary spiced goodness.  I may sneak a couple before they are cooked too…they are SO yummy!!  The tart bite of the granny smith apple rolled in sugar and spice is heavenly.

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Once your apples have simmered over the fire for a bit, you will have these gorgeous glazed beauties to eat by themselves or to turn into a delicious cinnamon spiced apple strudel sundae. 

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How amazing do those look?  I want to lick the computer screen. 😉

These apples are so versatile.  They can be used as pie filling, as an ice cream topping, served along side pork…so many options.  How about on top of pancakes?  Yum!  Today we are going to turn them into a sundae.  

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Just like apple pie a-la-mode, this yummy sundae consists of french vanilla ice cream, topped with our amazing apples, some granola or sugar cookie crumble for crunch and texture, and whipped cream.  I also added gold sprinkles…because sprinkles make everything better. 😉

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I like to add some cinnamon granola with sliced almonds and walnuts.  I think it’s a great pairing with the apples and ice cream. If you want more of a pie crust feel, a sugar cookie crumble would be divine too.

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So there you have it.  The Cinnamon Spiced Apple Strudel Sundae.  And you can feel good about yourself because you are eating fruit. 😉 I’m sure there are dozens of variations of apples similar to these, but this is the recipe I have from a college roommate’s family cookbook and we love it.

Want to print the recipe? Here you go!

Cinnamon Spiced Apple Strudel Sundae

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A quick and delicious way to enjoy the apples every fall.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 8 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced to a medium thickness
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 5 tablespoons butter, diced
  • Granola or Sugar Cookie Crumble
  • Whipped Cream


  1. Wash, peel, core and slice your apples (about 10-12 slices per apple)
  2. Toss the apple slices in lemon juice
  3. Combine the brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg and toss apple slices in cinnamon/spice mixture.
  4. Transfer apples to a saucepan
  5. Sprinkle apples in pan with flour and combine.
  6. Add butter to pan
  7. Over med-low heat cook apples stirring every now and then once the juices from the apples start to gather in the bottom of the pan and the cinnamon/sugar/butter/flour mixture becomes combined, lower heat to a simmer and let cook for 30-45 minutes, stirring from time to time to make sure sugar doesn't get too hot and burn on the bottom of the pan.
  8. Top vanilla ice cream with your warm cinnamon spiced apples and some granola and whipped cream. Leftover apples may be stored in the refrigerator in an air tight container for up to a week.


You can cook your apples to your desired firmness. I like mine to not be mushy, so I tend to take them off the heat sooner. If you cook them too long they will still taste good, you may just end up with more of an apple sauce like consistency.

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There are SO many delicious apple recipes being shared today by some of my favorite blogger friends.  You don’t want to miss out on any of the goodness, so be sure to head on and visit all the other fun blogs along the way too!

More Amazing Apple Recipes From My Friends!

Bread Pudding Recipe by Happy Happy Nester | Baked Apple Chips by Modern Glam

Sparkling Apple Pie Cocktail by Craftberry Bush | The Best Apple Bread Recipe by My 100 Year Old Home

Cream Cheese and Spiced Apple Dessert with Homemade Caramel by Twelve on Main | Cinnamon Apple & Walnut Dutch Bread by Sincerely, Marie |

Amazing Apple Crisp by Julie Blanner | Hasselback Apples by Tatertots and Jello

Apple Pancakes by My Sweet Savannah | Simple Salted Caramel Baked Apple Recipe by Grace In My Space |

Apple Cider Donuts with Cardamon Dipping Cream by Finding Lovely | Caramel Apple Phylo Bites by The Happy Housie

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Cinnamon Spiced Apple Strudel Sundae by Pink Peppermint Design | The Best Rosemary Browned Butter Apple Pie by The Tattered Pew |

Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel Apples by The Handmade Home | Old Fashioned Apple Dapple Cake by A Blue Nest

Happy cooking!



Creative Director at Pink Peppermint Design
Tammy Mitchell is the founder and creative director of lifestyle blog pinkpeppermintdesign.com. Along with being a homeschooling mom of two kiddos, she is also an in-demand prop and event stylist, photographer, interior and graphic designer. On Pink Peppermint Design, she shares creative DIY projects, easy entertaining and gift ideas, inspiring interiors and events. She lives in Southern California, with her husband and two children.

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