Cinnamon and Vanilla Poached Apples to Dress Up Your Favorite Dessert

Soft, subtly sweet apples with warm cinnamon and comforting vanilla syrup on top. It’s the best dessert for winter.

Poached apples are easy to make and can be paired with many other desserts or breakfast recipes. You will be amazed at how one simple recipe can elevate so many other recipes!


– Apples – Honey – Sugar – Water – Orange skin  – Lemon skin  – Cinnamon stick  – Vanilla Extract – Star anise

Peel your apples. Place in an even surface. Firmly press down a core remover with one hand while you use the other hand to hold the apple in place.


Add honey, sugar, water, orange and lemon zest and juice, cinnamon, vanilla, and star anise (if using) to a large saucepan on medium-high heat.

Add apples to the saucepan, cover with a lid, and simmer for 10-15 minutes.

Transfer apples to a serving plate. Meanwhile, turn up the heat and boil the syrup for 10 minutes. Then pour over the apples and let cool.

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