Simple, easy Skillet Cinnamon Apples makes an amazing side dish, or dessert and is perfect for breakfast. Sauteed in butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon your favorite fall apples are turned into a decedent creation that’s hard to resist!
As soon as there’s a chill in the air, I start thinking about all the great food I’m going to make for fall and the holidays. One recipe that’s always at the top of my “must make” fall foods list is Skillet Cinnamon Apples. My family along with folks who somehow tend to show up for supper not only love this recipe, they request it over and over.
What Makes These Skillet Cinnamon Apples So Special?
- they are full of warm spices that make you feel all cozy inside.
- are made in just 30 minutes in one pan.
- are great for a weeknight meal.
- they are delicious spooned over waffles or pancakes for breakfast or brunch!
Skillet Cinnamon Apples absolutely, without question must be served with ham during the holidays. I know this is a bold statement but after one bite, you’ll agree that the classic combination of savory ham and sweet apples is a tradition that must be honored especially at Thanksgiving and Christmas.
What You Need To Make This Recipe
- Brown Sugar
- White Sugar
Do The Apples Need To Be Peeled?
Well, the answer to this question is that it’s totally up to you. Most times I peel the apples but if I’m running short on time, I don’t. The recipe will turn out great either way.
Let’s talk apples!
For this recipe, you can use almost any kind of apple. I like a combination of Honeycrisp and Granny Smith for a sweet yet tangy flavor. Other varieties to consider:
- Gala – sweet with a soft texture.
- Fuji – readily available in the grocery store and they are great for cooking, baking, or eating as a snack.
- Granny Smith – crisp and tart with a firm crunchy texture.
- Jonagold – mellow flavor that’s not too sweet and wonderful for baking and cooking.
- Honeycrisp – juicy, sweet, and super crunchy.
Ideas For Serving Skillet Cinnamon Apples
This recipe is easy to master which means you’ll be making it on repeat all fall and Winter. If you’re like me, you’ll find new ways to serve these yummy apples. Here are a few of my favorites:
- spooned over Waffles.
- as a side dish alongside Marinated Pork Tenderloin.
- piled high over Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Pound Cake.
- ladled over your favorite ice cream.
Can This Recipe Be Stored and Reheated?
Yes, it can. After you’ve made the apples, store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
To reheat, warm up with apples in a microwave or on the stove top in a pot or cast iron skillet.
More Great Apple Recipes You’ll Love
- Apple Sausage Dressing
- Apple Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread
- Waldorf Salad
- Apple Cider Mimosas
- Broccoli Apple Salad
Skillet Cinnamon Apples
- 4 cups apples – about 4 apples
- 1 lemon
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- pinch of salt
- To a medium-size bowl, fill water to 3/4 full and add the juice of a lemon. Peel, core, and slice apples and add to the lemon water as you go. Drain water off of prepped apples, and set aside.
- To a large skillet, add butter, brown and white sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a pinch of salt. Cook for 2 minutes until the sugars are melted.
- Add the apples to the sugar syrup and cook over medium heat for 10 minutes. Turn up the heat to medium-high and cook apples until they are softened and the syrup has thickened.
- Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.