Rustic Cinnamon Apple Sauté
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I don't peel the apples in this recipe, but you can certainly peel them for a smoother texture. Be sure to use good cooking apples, like Braeburn, Fuji, or Golden Delicious. Non-baking apples can become mushy when cooked.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 2 servings
  • 2 medium apples (around ¾ to 1 pound; optionally peeled), halved, cored, and sliced ¼-inch thick
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1½ teaspoons oil or dairy-free buttery spread
  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Generous pinch salt (can omit if using a salty buttery spread)
  1. In a medium sized bowl, toss the apple slices with the lemon juice.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the oil or buttery spread over medium heat. Stir in the sweetener and vanilla extract. Add the apples and stir to coat them with the sweet sauce. Sprinkle on the cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt, and stir to ensure the apples are evenly coated.
  3. Cover and let the apples cook for 3 to 5 minutes (or until desired tenderness), checking in to stir once or twice.
Cinnamon Pears Option: Use 2 medium pears instead of the apples. Pears are generally softer than apples, so you will only need 2 to 4 minutes of cooking time once covered.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ½ batch Calories: 163 Fat: 3.8g Saturated fat: .6g Carbohydrates: 34.4g Sugar: 27.9g Sodium: 82mg Fiber: 4.8g Protein: .6g
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