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Sautéed Apples with Brown Butter

Sautéed Apples in Brown Butter Recipe


  • 4-5 medium premium apples (such as Honeycrisp), peeled, cored, and sliced

  • 4 tablespoons premium unsalted butter (preferably European-style)

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar (adjust to taste)

  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground high-quality cinnamon

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

  • Pinch of Himalayan pink salt or fleur de sel

  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • Handful of high-quality chopped nuts (such as pecans or walnuts) for garnish (optional)

  • Vanilla bean ice cream or homemade whipped cream for serving (optional)


1. Prepare the Apples:

  • Carefully peel, core, and slice the high-quality apples into thin, uniform slices. If you're not using them immediately, gently toss them with a tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice to maintain their color and freshness. Drain any excess lemon juice before cooking.

2. Brown the Butter:

  • In a premium quality skillet or sauté pan, melt the high-quality unsalted butter over medium heat. Continuously swirl the pan to ensure even melting and browning. Watch closely as the butter transforms from a creamy color to a deep, fragrant golden brown. Remove from heat immediately once it reaches this stage to prevent burning.

3. Sauté the Apples:

  • Once the butter has been browned to perfection, gently place the sliced high-quality apples into the skillet. Stir with care to coat the apples evenly in the sumptuous brown butter.

4. Add the Flavors:

  • Sprinkle the organic brown sugar, freshly ground cinnamon, freshly grated nutmeg, and a pinch of Himalayan pink salt or fleur de sel over the apples. Gently stir to distribute the exquisite blend of spices and sweetness.

5. Cook and Caramelize:

  • Over medium heat, cook the high-quality apples while stirring occasionally. Allow them to soften and luxuriously caramelize. This will take approximately 8-10 minutes. As the apples tenderize, their color will transform into a captivating caramel hue, infused with the rich aromas of brown sugar and butter.

6. Serve:

  • With the apples magnificently caramelized to your preference, remove the skillet from the heat.

  • Should you desire an added layer of texture and flavor, sprinkle a handful of carefully chopped, high-quality nuts, such as organic pecans or walnuts, over the sautéed apples.

  • Serve the sautéed apples warm, either on their own as a dessert fit for royalty or as a regal topping for organic vanilla bean ice cream or homemade whipped cream.

7. Savor the Opulence:

  • Delight in the symphony of tender, caramelized apples, harmonizing with the opulent essence of brown butter and the warmth of freshly ground spices. Indulge in this culinary masterpiece as a dessert that transcends the ordinary, or elevate your breakfast experience by using the sautéed apples as a topping for exquisite pancakes or waffles.

Note: This recipe not only celebrates the flavors of the sautéed apples but also emphasizes the use of high-quality ingredients to create a truly luxurious and indulgent experience.


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