Warm Sauteed Cinnamon Apples

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: american


Warm sauteed cinnamon apples are a great fall topping for everything from breakfast to ice cream.


  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 medium tart apples, such as Granny Smith, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium sweet apples, such as Honey Crisp (I’ve also used nectarines, which hold their shape well), thinly sliced
  • 1 cup apple juice, apple cider, or water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • dash ground cloves
  • 34 Tablespoons real maple syrup


  1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the apples and saute till hot, about 3 minutes.
  3. Stir in the apple juice, cinnamon and cloves. Bring to a boil and cook stirring occasionally until the sauce thickens.
  4. Add the maple syrup and continue cooking and stirring for about 7 more minutes, or until the sauce is reduced by about half and the apples are tender.
  5. Serve as a side dish, or over ice-cream or pancakes.