Maple Flavored Sauteed Apples – perfect for autumn! An easy and delicious recipe loaded with incredible taste. Lightly sweetened with maple syrup and honey, try these healthy apples as a snack, side dish, dessert, or breakfast topping for pancakes, waffles, or oatmeal.
I adore autumn – it may be my favorite time of the year. The punishing summer heat finally starts to dissipate. You begin seeing boots and sweaters instead of sandals and tees. Fall fruits like glistening apples are at their very best, making it the perfect time to make this Maple Flavored Sauteed Apples recipe.
Apples are certainly available anytime of the year. But in the fall, they are extra crisp and juicy. When you bite into an apple fresh from the orchard, you experience that delightful crunch that only a great tasting apple can deliver.
This Maple Flavored Sauteed Apples recipe is another recipe from hubby Steve. He made these sautéed apples for breakfast one morning. Breakfast might just be his favorite meal. He loves whipping up sautéed fruit sauces and using them to top pancakes (as he did is this case), oatmeal, or to just serve on the side with eggs and toast.
I love this recipe as the apples are sweetened with maple syrup and honey instead of refined sugar. And they are flavored with cinnamon and nutmeg – a great pairing!
Speaking of pairing, Steve and I make the perfect pair in the kitchen. He loves to do the chopping and cooking but he hates to put things away and cleanup. Since I want everything in its proper place, including spices stored alphabetically, this arrangement works splendidly for us.
This is the spot in my posts where I highlight the nutritional value of one ingredient used in the recipe. I’m not going to do that for this post as I recently put apples in the spotlight. So check out my recipe for Crockpot Orchard Fresh Apple Cider to see nutrition information for the mighty apple.
But I am going to include this gorgeous photo of apples just begging you to pick them! If this doesn’t wet your taste buds, not sure what will.
Easy to make, Maple Flavored Sauteed Apples make a delicious sauce for just about anything. Click To Tweet
To make these easy sautéed apples, begin by calling in your husband to do the cooking – sorry, I just could not resist a little humor. But this recipe is so easy to make that even the novice hubby in the kitchen could follow along and make this one.
Begin by peeling and chopping three apples into small chunks. Combine chopped apples, apple juice, water, honey, maple syrup, spices, vanilla extract, and maple extract in a medium skillet or saucepan. Heat over medium high heat until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring frequently, until apples are soft and liquid reduces by about half.
Mix cornstarch and water and add to the apple mixture. Cook the mixture while stirring, until slightly thickened, about 1 minute. Remove from heat. Serve warm or chilled.
These sautéed apples go great with pancakes, waffles, and oatmeal for breakfast. Serve as a snack, with a piece of cheese of course. Serve warm for a quick dessert, topped with a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream – now you’re talking.
Hope you make this recipe because it’s:
Easy to make
Packed with tons of flavor
Perfect for fall (or anytime)
I love when either Steve or I (yes I do cook) make this easy delicious sautéed apples recipe. Warm or cold, for breakfast, lunch, snack, or dessert, it just tastes great. Like warm apple pie without all the fuss. Easy, versatile, and great tasting – what more do you want?
Make with sweet or tart apples or a combination.
Add in a small orange or tangelo as a flavor variation.
You can make this same recipe with firm pears, simply cook for less time.
Garnish with maraschino cherries, chopped dates, walnuts, or pecans.
If you make this sautéed apples recipe, please let us know. Leave a comment and tell us how you liked it and what foods you served with it. Take a picture and tag it #yourdailyfoodchoices on Instagram! We’d love to see your delicious, healthy creation.
Until next time,
Linda and Steve
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P.S. Need more ideas for sauce recipes and other flavor boosters? Check out this article on Ideas for Seasoning and Sauce Recipes.