Stovetop Cinnamon Apples
Looking for a quick & easy side dish? Look no further! These stovetop cinnamon apples are a breeze to make and are ready to go in just 30 minutes! The best part? They can be served with just about anything!
We’re big apple eaters in our household. Our toddler loves homemade applesauce, apple slices dipped in peanut butter and apple oatmeal. I never really thought about making these tender little apple chunks until my husband mentioned serving them along with a pork tenderloin. Since then we’ve had them with just about everything- we’re obsessed! Plus I love using the leftovers in oatmeal the next morning or in breakfast parfaits. Sooo good!
Here’s how you make them: place a large skillet over medium heat and add the butter. When the butter has melted, add the peeled and chopped apples (you want to use sweeter ones, however, you can use a few different varieties) and cook for 5-8 minutes or until tender. I prefer mine extra tender so sometimes I’ll cook them for a good 10 minutes or so.
When the apples are nice and soft, add in the orange juice (I prefer using freshly squeezed), brown sugar, cinnamon, apple pie spice (you can use a pinch of nutmeg and ginger instead), salt, and vanilla extract. Stir to combine. Then in a small prep bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and 1/4 c. of cold water. Pour into the apples and whisk to combine. Turn the heat up and bring to a boil. Simmer until the mixture thickens, about 2-3 minutes. Again, I sometimes do a little longer just so the juices are nice and thick.
Serve them up while they’re warm and watch them get devoured in seconds! Use the leftovers for breakfast or turn them into dessert! No matter how you eat them I guarantee everyone will love them!
- 3 tbsp. unsalted butter
- 5 large sweet apples (Gala or Fuji), peeled and chopped or sliced into ¼" thick pieces
- ¼ c. orange juice
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp. apple pie spice
- ⅛ tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 tsp. cornstarch
- ¼ c. cold water
- Set a large skillet over medium heat, add butter. When the butter has melted, add the apples and cook for 5-8 minutes or until tender.
- Add the orange juice, brown sugar, cinnamon, apple pie spice, salt, and vanilla extract and stir to combine.
- In a small prep bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and ¼ c. of cold water. Pour into the apples and whisk to combine. Turn the heat up and bring to a boil. Simmer until the mixture thickens, about 2-3 minutes. Remove from the and serve immediately.
Recipe source: Life Made Simple