Sauteed Apples


Get soft, cooked apples by sautéing them in butter with brown sugar and cinnamon until tender and delicious. The syrup from the apples is great on homemade waffles. You may add raisins to the sauce if desired.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 cups


  • ¼ cup butter

  • 4 large tart apples - peeled, cored and sliced 1/4 inch thick

  • ½ cup cold water

  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Melt butter in a large skillet or saucepan over medium heat.

    a top down view of butter melting in a skillet.

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  2. Add apples and cook, stirring constantly, until almost tender, 6 to 7 minutes.

    a top down view of peeled apple slices cooking in a skillet.

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  3. Mix water and cornstarch together in a small bowl until cornstarch is dissolved; pour over apples. Stir in brown sugar and cinnamon. Bring to a boil for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.

    an overhead view of a cornstarch slurry, brown sugar, and cinnamon added to a skillet of cooking apples.

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  4. Remove from heat and serve warm.

    an overhead view close up on a cast iron skillet of sautéed apples


Nutrition Facts (per serving)

143 Calories
6g Fat
24g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 143
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 45mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 5mg 25%
Calcium 18mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 128mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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