Sautéed apples are the perfect fall dessert, and this healthy paleo recipe, containing no added sugar, is also guilt-free!
These delicious sautéed apples are also quite healthy. Sauteed in butter and flavored with cinnamon, they do not need any added sugar to make them taste great.
How to make sauteed apples
Scroll down to the recipe card for the detailed instructions. This is a very easy recipe. You simply sprinkle apple slices with cinnamon, cook them in butter (make sure it’s unsalted), then top with some whipped cream.
What variety of apples to use?
I prefer to use sweet Fuji apples in this sautéed apples recipe because then I don’t need to add any sweetener. If you use tart apples, you might want to drizzle the apples with a tablespoon of honey.
Whipped cream is optional
The whipped cream is optional, but it does add wonderful flavor and creaminess to these sauteed apples. To keep it paleo, use coconut cream (the fat layer from the top of a chilled full-fat coconut milk can) instead of the dairy heavy cream. You can use unsweetened whipped cream, or minimally sweeten it with a teaspoon of honey.
Is this a healthy recipe?
Note that while this is a fairly low carb apple dessert, a serving of these sauteed apples does contain 13 grams of net carbs per serving. So if you’re on a very low carb diet, this recipe is sadly not for you (but try my other healthy dessert recipes – many of them are very low carb!).
More tasty apple recipes
Another apple recipe that I make often is this recipe for baked apple slices. It’s simpler than this one and not as rich, so I tend to serve it as a snack rather than as a dessert. And when I do want to make dessert, you can’t go wrong with this delicious, low sugar apple crisp!
- 2 medium Fuji apples, 6 oz each whole, 4 oz peeled and sliced
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 4 tablespoons heavy cream, optional but really good
- 1 teaspoon honey for the whipped cream
- Peel the apples, core and slice. I simply cut each apple in half, then cut into quarters around the core and then slice.
- In a large skillet, heat the butter over medium heat. When melted, swirl to coat the bottom of the skillet, then add the apple slices in a single layer. Sprinkle with the cinnamon. Cook 3-4 minutes, until golden-brown on the bottom. Flip to the other side and cook 2-3 more minutes, until golden-brown and fork-tender.
- While apples are cooking, use a hand-held electric whisk to whip the cream, if using, with the honey.
- Divide the sautéed apples between three individual dessert plates. Top with a dollop of whipped cream. Serve immediately.