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Skillet Cinnamon Apples

Recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod

Sautéed apples with butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon are a real fall treat and they take less than 10 minutes to make. Serve as a side dish, breakfast topping, or dessert!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fall
Servings: 4
Calories: 146kcal


  • 3 large apples peeled, cored, and chopped
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt


  • Place the chopped apples in a medium bowl. Drizzle with lemon juice and stir. Add the brown sugar and cinnamon and stir until the apples are well coated.
  • In a large skillet, heat the butter over medium heat. Add the apples and 2 tablespoons of water. Cook, stirring occasionally, until apples are tender but not mushy, about 7 to 8 minutes. Stir in the vanilla extract and pinch of salt.
  • Serve the apples warm.


Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 53mg | Potassium: 146mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 249IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg