Sautéed Cinnamon Apples

My kids are super picky eaters; especially my little boy. Somedays… even weeks.. I struggle to find something he likes or will sit down and eat. I know its probably just a phase, but it is hard! When I do find something, I like to change it up a pit to offer more variety and introduce him to some fun new flavors.

My kids LOVE apples! Sliced or saucy- it is one of their favorite snacks. I knew they would go crazy for these, especially my son.

I wanted to try changing up the flavor and method of cooking a bit and the end result was fabulous! These apples were loved by everyone who tried them!

This is such an easy and delicious side dish! These apples are cooked to perfection with incredible flavor! I love the added flavors of lime and orange juice. It helps bring the apples to life.

If you want to change up the way you eat apples, or maybe add a fun new item to the table, give this one a try! It is fantastic!

Sautéed Cinnamon Apples... An easy and delicious side dish! These apples are cooked to perfection with incredible flavor!

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Sautéed Cinnamon Apples
This is an easy and delicious side dish! These apples are cooked to perfection with incredible flavor!
Recipe type: Side Dish
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 4 large apples, peeled and sliced into ¼ inch thick slices (I use two Granny Smith and two Gala)
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • ½ cup cold water
  • 3 teaspoons cornstarch
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  1. In a large skillet melt butter over medium heat.
  2. Add lime juice and orange juice and apples. Sauté for about 5 to 7 minutes while stirring constantly until apples are almost tender.
  3. Dissolve cornstarch in water and slowly add to apples.
  4. Stir in brown sugar and cinnamon. Boil for 2 minutes stirring constantly.
  5. Remove from heat and serve warm.
Adapted from AllRecipes


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  1. Mandy


    I just made these & wow your recipe is awesome!!!! My husband loves them too & that makes me super happy. Thank you!

  2. pam

    Years ago we used to go to a wonderful buffet ... fabulous salads, an amazing carvery, wheels of cheese, fresh baked breads. .. oh so good. And these amazing sauteed apples served with the roasted meats. I think these may be the same !! Wahooo !!!

  3. Christopher Thomas


    This would also make a fantastic desert as well. Wrap these in dough, like a hand pie, and drop them in the Fry-O-Lator. When they come out, hit'em with a little Turbinado or sanding sugar. It’d be outstanding.

  4. joy orr

    Love your recipes!!!

  5. Diane R

    I make something very similar.... however only I use lemon juice.... and then add one thinly sliced onion. I know it sounds kind of odd ........ but good gravy is it ever good !

  6. Carolyn Newman


    I am going to make some tonight and try them over a nice slice of cheesecake! And I already know my favourite part will be the APPLES!!! Brilliant recipe!

  7. Glaucilena Grohs


    Delicious! I'm so happy to have found this recipe. American style cinnamon apples! I ate them with Orange cake and whipped cream. Perfect! Many Thanks from Brazil =)

  8. Cathy

    I just made this recipe. Absolutely delicious! Easy to make too.

  9. Tanya

    Will have to give this recipe a try. Here lately when. Fixing "fried" apples, I'd simmer the apples in apple juice with cinnamon, nutmeg, and sugar. The family LOVES it.

  10. Ashley

    What if I make these and don't add the cornstarch? What happens?

  11. Betty

    What if I don't have the orange juice?

  12. Sandra McCollum

    I love this recipe girl - sauteed apples are a summer favorite for us. Scheduled to share FB, pinned and yummed. Thanks for the great recipe.

  13. Rick


    Zested my orange and put that in with the juice, a little more cinnamon than called for.
    This recipe is great!

  14. Janet Brinkman


    These apples would be fabulous with a pork roast. I'm going to make them with a tender pork loin roast very soon. My hubs will be thrilled.

  15. Maggie Bennett


    My Mom made these when i was a little girl..i loved them..She didn't put the lme and orange juice in hers..sounds interesting..i will have to make these soon..will let you know if yours are

  16. Adriana

    This was perfection!!!! I made it last night since I was in the mood for homemade ice cream topping and OH MY! I cooked the apple slices a little longer because I wanted them a little softer... My husband loved it!

  17. Liz

    The family loved it!! I used coconut sugar instead of sugar and it was fabulous!!

  18. Ruth


    Perfectly delicious! Turned out wonderful ! Quick and easy directions.

  19. Clare

    Delicious. Used frozen orange juice. My hubby loved them