Sautéed apples are the perfect fall dessert, and this healthy 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.
The ingredients you’ll need
You’ll only need a few simple ingredients to make this tasty and healthy dessert. The exact measurements are included in the recipe card below. Here’s an overview of what you’ll need:
- Fresh apples (I like Fuji)
- Unsalted butter
- Optional: heavy cream and a bit of honey
How to make sauteed apples
It’s so easy! Scroll down to the recipe card for the detailed instructions. Here are the basic steps:
- You simply sprinkle apple slices with cinnamon
- Then you cook them in butter (make sure it’s unsalted)
- If you’d like, top them with whipped cream
What variety of apples to use?
I prefer to use sweet Fuji apples because then I don’t need to add any sweetener. Honeycrisp is another good variety. If you use tart apples such as Granny Smith, 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, so I highly recommend it.
You can use unsweetened whipped cream or minimally sweeten it with a teaspoon of honey or with stevia.
Are these sauteed apples healthy?
Note that while this is a fairly low carb apple dessert, a serving does contain 13 grams of net carbs.
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!
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- 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.