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Sauteed Apples

Here's a sweet side dish my family loves. It's wonderful on its own, but you can use it to top pancakes or french toast for breakfast, too. —Shirley Heston, Pickerington, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 5 medium Golden Delicious apples, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • In a large cast-iron or other heavy skillet, heat butter over medium-high heat; saute apples 1 minute. Add water; bring to a boil. Stir in sugar and cinnamon. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until apples are tender, 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Nutrition Facts
2/3 cup: 185 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 61mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 2g fiber), 0 protein.

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  • mnphouka
    Sep 6, 2020

    Made this yesterday and LOVE IT! I did add some chili powder and some salt but it was awesome even before I added those. My house smelled so good! So easy and yummy!

  • VDOS
    Dec 29, 2017

    Today was the first time I used this recipe, and I added the apples to pancakes!!! Amazing!!! For my tastes though, I'll be using a sweeter apple next time, like Honeycrisp.

  • mpas4farrell
    Oct 24, 2015

    What a great way to get a husband to eat apples! Mine will not touch raw apples but this recipe takes just a little of the crunch out of the apple, but not all of it. I used Honey Crisp and very little brown sugar and was rewarded with the words I love to hear, "you can make these again".

  • greatwithoutgluten
    Jan 31, 2014

    These are delicious. I use brown sugar instead. I put these on gluten free French toast and pancakes. They are just the right amount of sweetness. I make these all the time.

  • skoal1
    Apr 27, 2013

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  • jetfan27
    Oct 28, 2011

    I thicken my apple pie filling with a little cornstarch and water and continue cooking until thick.

  • DaniCalifornia
    Oct 28, 2011

    I used brown sugar and these apples turned out delicious -- sweet enough but not too sweet.

  • slmdt
    Feb 27, 2010

    I wanted the liquid a little thicker so I added 1/3 cut light brown sugar. It turned out perfect. Used this recipe to as a topping for pancakes, and will definitely use it again.

  • catchris
    Jan 23, 2010

    Made this in a hurry. Just did one apple. Turned out Great, my entire family loved it and requested it again. It's so easy to make and modify, I'll definitely be making this again. I always have apples in the house. :-)