Easy Skillet Apples make a nice side dish or dessert paired with ice cream. Your favorite fall apples are sautéed in butter and brown sugar and paired with warm spices to create the ultimate fall treat the whole family will love.
EASY SKILLET APPLES
When fall rolls around apple pie is one of my favorite things to eat. I love a big slice of warm pie with vanilla ice cream. The only problem with my love for apple pie is that I often don’t have a lot of free time to make them. Easy Skillet Apples to the rescue!
You guys-these are a life changer when you are craving something sweet for dessert. Your favorite apples are cooked in a skillet with a little butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg and a squeeze of lemon juice to brighten them up. I can eat a bowl of these Skillet Apples all on their own, but also love pairing it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
My kids love dessert. I mean, what kid doesn’t? This is one of their favorites this time of year and for food reason. My kids love apples as snacks throughout the day but they also love them in desserts and sweet treats. The nice thing about today’s Easy Skillet Apples is that they are simple. One you core and peel your apples the cook time will take about 10 minutes to soften the apples. I don’t know about you, but that’s music to my ears.
One of my families favorite things to do is to go apple picking. There is something so wonderful about bonding at an apple orchard on a crisp fall day. We have an apple orchard near us that we go to every year and my kids just love it. When it comes to these Easy Skillet Apples I love using honey crisp, gala or Jonathan but really any apple works great. You can even mix the apples together if you have a variety in your fridge.
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- 8 apples, peeled, cored and cut into small chunks
- 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon cloves
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Dash of salt
- In a large skillet or a medium cast iron skillet melt the butter over medium heat. Add the chopped apples and the lemon juice and cook for 2 minutes.
- Add the brown sugar, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, vanilla and salt.
- Stir to combine, making sure the apples are fully coated. Continue to sauté over medium heat for 8-10 minutes, or until the apples are tender.
- Serve warm with ice cream or on their own.
You can use whatever apples you would like. I think that gala, honeycrisp or Johnathon work the best!