Sautéed apples are a nice change from applesauce! And they are so easy and super fast to make!
I have added other fruit to this recipe for variety. Instead of 4 apples, I have used 2 apples and 2 pears, or 2 apples and 2 peaches. One picture shown is with blueberries that I added at the end. It will all come out delicious with anything you want to use with the apples! Be creative and use whatever you want!
It is so easy to make from scratch, and it tastes a hundred times better than what you can buy or get in restaurants. Those are too thick and gummy, and also have preservatives in them.
Sautéed apples, (fried apples) accompany many dishes in the US, especially in the southern states, but actually the frying of apples appears in every cuisine across the globe!
They are also delicious served as a dessert with maybe a scoop of ice cream! In restaurants I’ve seen it offered with breakfast too!
They are traditionally served with veal! Definitely with Wienerschnitzel! See my recipe for delicious Wienerschnitzel! They taste great with ham or pork too. But really, they are a welcome addition to any roasted meat dish you are serving!
The slideshow below shows more pictures of how easy and fast it is to make
- large 10 or 12-inch skillet
- ¼ cup sugar
- ¼ brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ cup butter
- 4 apples large
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- ½ cup water cold
- In a small bowl, mix together the sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Set aside.
- Peel the apples and slice them one-quarter inch thick.
- In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium low heat.
- Add in the sliced apples. Sauté and stir constantly until the apples are almost tender, about 7-8 minutes.
- In a small bowl, dissolve the cornstarch in the water to make a slurry. Stir the slurry gently into the apples in the pan.
- Stir in the brown sugar mixture and let it gently boil for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
- Serve warm.