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sweet cooked apples recipe with cinnamon nutmeg and vanilla

Sweet cooked apples recipe

Sweet apples, such as Fuji, cooked in butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla extract. What could be better? These sweet cooked apples are perfect for pie filling, as toppings over desserts. They make great crepe filling and are delicious when served warm with ice cream.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cinnamon apples, cooked apples
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 280kcal
Author Julia


  • 3 tablespoons butter unsalted
  • 4 apples sweet, such as Fuji, cored, peeled and sliced
  • cup water
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons corn starch
  • cup water


  • Melt butter in a large skillet, add sliced apples and cook for a couple of minutes to soften them up. Add ⅓ cup of water, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla extract and stir really well, while on low-medium heat, to combine with apples.
  • Dissolve corn starch in the remaining ⅓ cup of water. Add to the apple mixture in the skillet and bring to boil. Boil for about a minute until mixture thickens to the desired thickness. Remove from heat (do not overcook apples). Ready to serve!


Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 86mg | Potassium: 231mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 360IU | Vitamin C: 8.3mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 0.4mg