This Easy Apple Sauté is a favorite at our house. It makes a great breakfast accompaniment to oatmeal or pancakes. Do you ever have a side of fruit with dinner instead of a veggie, just to change things up? Apples go well with any pork dish or BBQ meal. And if you like, this basic recipe can stand in as a light dessert without all the extra fat and carbs. Best of all, it’s ready in 5 minutes, no baking!
- 2 apples (I used Cortland)
- 1 tbsp. brown sugar
- 1 tbsp. unsalted butter
- cinnamon and nutmeg
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Peel and dice the apples.
Heat a 10″ skillet on medium and melt the butter.
Add the apples to the skillet and toss to coat. Cook 1-2 minutes.
Sprinkle with brown sugar, and stir it in to melt.
Sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg. Cook for 2-3 more minutes, stirring frequently. A light syrup will form in the pan.
I love this diet friendly treat as a standalone side or as a topping for other other fall veggies, like my Apple Walnut Butternut Squash.
Notes ♪♫ Granny Smith apples are most often recommended for cooking, but there are so many varieties that would be delicious in this fast and easy preparation. I used Cortland apples in this post because a dear neighbor recently gifted us a bag. They were so good, so use what you have!