Caramelized apples are a quick and easy topping for your favorite breakfast and dessert recipes. They are easy to make with butter and little sugar and the apples are ready in less than 20 minutes.
These sweet apples are an easy dessert that you can very well make ahead of time. Ideal for the holidays so you can take care of more important things on the day itself.
All you have to do during Christmas dinner is heat up the apples!
How to serve them
You can eat the apples on their own, of course, but these caramelized apples are also very tasty with dessert! I like to serve them with:
- Spoon over your favorite ice cream
- Serve next to pork
- Add some to your breakfast! These apples are amazing with oatmeal pancakes as a topping for Greek yogurt and oatmeal!
- Next to your favorite dessert. Warm apples are perfect for crepes or Dutch pancakes!
Apple - for this recipe I prefer to use a fresh sour apple like the Elstar. By using a slightly sweeter apple you need less sugar which makes this dish a lot healthier as far as can be.
Also, choose an apple that stays a little firmer during baking so you don't end up with applesauce.
Sugar - dark caster sugar already has a light caramel flavor which goes perfectly with the apple and cinnamon. You can also use regular granulated sugar or coconut blossom sugar.
Butter - butter gives a wonderful creamy flavor to the apples. To make this recipe vegan, you can replace the butter with oil or margarine.
Honey - honey is a natural sweetener that gives the apples a soft sweetness. You can also replace this with sugar if you don't like it.
You start by peeling the apples, removing the core, and cutting the apples into cubes or slices. Make sure the apple pieces are the same size so they cook at the same time.
Next, melt the butter in a skillet and fry the apples for about 5 minutes until they soften.
Then add the cinnamon, sugar, honey, and salt and fry on low heat for a few minutes more until the sugar has melted and begins to caramelize.
Be careful! The sugar gets incredibly hot so make sure no small children can reach it and whatever you don't taste!
Scoop the caramelized apple out of the pan and let it cool before serving.
You can store these apples in the refrigerator for about a week. Make sure they are completely cooled before you put them in the refrigerator.
Freezing them is also possible! You can store them in the freezer for about six months. Defrost them slowly in the refrigerator before use.
Reheating is best in a pan on low heat or in the microwave. If the apples have become too dry, add a little water.
More delicious apple recipes
- 4 apples
- 2 tablespoons dark caster sugar
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 25 grams butter
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- You start by peeling the apples, removing the core, and cutting the apples into cubes or slices. Make sure the apple pieces are the same size, so they cook simultaneously.
- Melt the butter in a frying pan and fry the apples for about 5 minutes until they soften.
- Then add the cinnamon, sugar, honey and salt and fry on low heat for a few minutes more until the sugar is melted and begins to caramelize. Be careful! The sugar gets incredibly hot, so make sure no small children can reach it and whatever you don't taste!
- Scoop the caramelized apple out of the pan and let it cool down before serving.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 197Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 307mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 5gSugar: 34gProtein: 1g