We are big apple eaters over here. They are a staple around our house. As much as we have chicken, pancakes, and bananas- we have apples. No trip to the store would be complete with out stocking up on apples. So when the girls started brain storming ideas for apple week, I knew just what I would contribute.
A year or so ago I switched up our apple routine and tried sautéing them. It was so amazing! I served them over pancakes and it was a hit with the family. Because of the simplicity and common ingredients, this recipe has become a love of my own.
Not to mention, sautéing apples is really forgiving. You can add more or less of the spices, substitute sugars, add in craisins or citrus zest. There are so many possibilities! Feel free to make this recipe your own! I’ve even done it with out the water and cornstarch. Adding in the water and cornstarch gives a little more of a sauce, which is great when serving over something like pancakes or ice cream.
Peeling the apples might sound a little daunting, but it’s not I promise! Grab your trust peeler and work in circles around the apples. It took me about 5 minutes to peel them. I love my little Titan peeler.. and the Henckels knives, well, you already know how we feel about them! *love*
Ideally you would melt the butter first then add the apples. I got a little picture happy and took this before I got to real cooking. Just get that butter mixed in good with the apples once it melts!
Yum… you can see the gooey sauce, soft apples and crunchy bacon. The sweet of the apples and salty bacon just work wondered together. I put mine over pancakes and ugh.. it was so good. Breakfast heaven. Drizzle a little maple syrup over and it really just makes it complete. Hope you try it out! Try out your own variation and let me know how it goes!
- 6 cups of diced Apples (3 large apples)
- 4 Tbsp Butter
- 1/2 C Water
- 2 tsp Cornstarch
- 1/2 C Brown Sugar
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp Nutmeg
- Large handful of Bacon pieces
- Peel and dice apples.
- Melt butter in a skillet and add apples.
- Sauté apples in butter for about 7 minutes, or until slightly soften.
- Mix cornstarch in water until dissolved then add to skillet.
- Add in brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir well and simmer for about 2 minutes.
- Stir in bacon bits/pieces.
- Serve over pancakes, pork, ice cream, oatmeal or anything you desire.
I used large Honeycrisp Apples, but any crisp tart apple will work. Can be made ahead of time and reheated.