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sauteed apples over waffles

Sauteed Apples - Caramelized Apple Topping

Isabel Laessig
Sauteed Apples are the most delicious caramelized apple topping for pancakes, waffles, and more! A quick recipe for apples with cinnamon.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 7 mins
Total Time 12 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Sauce
Cuisine American
Servings 3
Calories 205 kcal


  • Saucepan
  • Two bowls
  • Knife


  • 1 oz unsalted butter
  • 2 granny smith apples
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • A pinch of nutmeg
  • A pinch of cardamom
  • A pinch of allspice
  • A pinch of kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • ¼ cup water


  • Peel and cut apple into ¼” slices. Mix sugar with spices in a small bowl and set aside. In another small bowl, dissolve cornstarch in ¼ cup of water and set aside.
    Granny smith apples
  • Melt butter in a sauce pan over medium heat. Add apple to the pan and sauté until almost tender stirring constantly, about 4 – 5 minutes.
    Sauteed apples in saucepan
  • Add the cornstarch mixture and the sugar mixture to the pan and allow to boil for 1 – 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Take off the heat and enjoy!
    Sauteed apples on waffles with powdered sugar


  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.
  • Or, freeze in a freezer-safe container after cooling for up to 6 months. Label with the freezing date.
  • Try sauteed apples on waffles, pancakes, pound cake, apple crisp, and even cheesecake!


Calories: 205kcalCarbohydrates: 35gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 21mgPotassium: 154mgFiber: 3gSugar: 30gVitamin A: 300IUVitamin C: 5.6mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 0.3mg
Keyword apple topping, caramelized apple topping, sauteed apples
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