Candied Apple Nuggets Recipe

Candied Apple Nuggets on a serving dish

This reduced-sugar recipe by Chef Devin Alexander turns apples into a cinnamon-sugar sweet treat that adults and kids alike will enjoy! This recipe contains 30% fewer calories and 41% less sugar* per serving than the full-sugar version. Makes 6 servings.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 60 minutes

Serving size: ¾ cup

Calories: 140 Calories


  • 2 small-medium (about 6 oz. each) red apples, washed

  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon Truvia Brown Sugar Blend

  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • 2 teaspoons melted butter, salted

  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • 1.

    Pre-heat the oven to 325° F.

  • 2.

    Line an 8x8” square (or cake pan 8” in diameter) with non-stick foil.

  • 3.

    Peel the apples. Cut a thin slice from the bottom of one apple to create a flat surface.

  • 4.

    Cut the core from the apple by standing the apple on the flat side so the stem faces up.

  • 5.

    Cut one side off the apple as close to the core as possible.

  • 6.

    Then cut a similar slice from the opposite side of the apple.

  • 7.

    Cut the remaining two sides as close to the core as possible.

  • 8.

    Cut each smaller piece in half crosswise.

  • 9.

    Then cut the larger pieces in half in both directions, creating 12 pieces total.

  • 10.

    Repeat with the remaining apple.

  • 11.

    Transfer the apple pieces to a medium mixing bowl.

  • 12.

    Mix them with the Truvia Brown Sugar Blend, lemon juice, butter, and cinnamon until they are evenly coated.

  • 13.

    Place the apples on the prepared pan so they don’t touch.

  • 14.

    Drizzle any remaining liquid from the bowl evenly over the apples.

  • 15.

    Bake the apples for 20 minutes, and then flip them, brushing them over any liquid remaining on the pan.

  • 16.

    Bake them 20 more minutes, then flip them again, brushing them over any remaining liquid or gooeyness.

  • 17.

    Continue baking them until the apples are golden brown and soft throughout (the insides should be completely tender), about 20 minutes.

  • 18.

    Enjoy immediately.

  • 19.

    Store any remaining covered in the refrigerator.

*Each serving has 140 calories and 21 grams of sugar per serving, compared to the full-sugar version that has 200 calories and 36 grams of sugar per serving.

Nutrition Per Serving

Total Fat 3.5g
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 25mg
Total Carbohydrate 34g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Total Sugars 21g
Erythritol 4g
Protein 0g
Vitamin D 0% DV
Calcium 0% DV
Iron 0% DV
Potassium 4% DV