Recipe: Paleo Baked Apples

Paleo Baked Apples | Freckled Italian

I love fall as much as the next girl in Uggs, but to tell you the truth it can be kind of a bummer missing out on Pumpkin Spice Lattes and apple pie (I still maintain that the former tastes like a Yankee candle, but whatever) because of Paleo tendencies. Obviously no one is forcing me to give up dairy or sugar, though, so every year I try to make some kind of Paleo-friendly seasonal treat.

This year I went with a baked apple dish, partly because I had some gorgeous apples from our wedding florist's orchard, but mostly because I am the proud new owner of a mandolin slicer and I'll literally make a chip out of anything these days.

Paleo Baked Apples | Freckled Italian

These baked apples are delicious, comforting, and make your house smell exactly like fall. Amen.

Paleo Baked Apples | Freckled Italian


  • 4 apples, washed and sliced evenly--I use this handheld mandolin (affiliate link)
  • 2-3 tablespoons of grass-fed butter
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 tablespoon of pumpkin pie spice (cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice, cloves)
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Melt butter in a large bowl, add honey and vanilla, then the apple slices. Mix well. Sprinkle in pumpkin pie spice and mix again.
  3. Layer apple slices in small pie dishes or a larger baking dish and bake for 35-40 minutes.
  4. Let cool for a couple minutes before serving, but have them warm! Enjoy.
Paleo Baked Apples | Freckled Italian
Paleo Baked Apples | Freckled Italian