Skillet Cinnamon Apples
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Skillet Cinnamon Apples Recipe

As of this past Saturday, it’s officially fall! Or autunm depending on your dialect. For some people, that means pumpkin spice EVERYTHING. Pumpkin spice coffee, oatmeal, cereals, snack cakes, and anything else you can think of. Now, while I don’t mind a good pumpkin muffin, I prefer apple everything. The fall scent in my wax warmer is apple. Caramel apples, apple pie, and apple cider doughnuts are some of my seasonal favorites. So, in honor of my favorite flavor of autumn, I had to make some yummy Skillet Cinnamon Apples!

This recipe is super easy! With only a handful of ingredients you probably already have on hand, and about 15 minutes of your time, you can make these Skillet Cinnamon Apples. They make a great topping for waffles or ice cream, are delicious when chopped fine to mix into my granola bars (recipe coming soon!), or as a side dish with pork chops! I’ve never tried to make hand pies yet, but I’m thinking this would make a good filling for them too!


Skillet Cinnamon Apples

Course Side Dish
Keyword Skillet Cinnamon Apples


  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 2 sweet apples, peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 Cup apple cider or apple juice
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar


  1. Melt the butter in a medium size skillet.

  2. Once melted, add the apples. Cook on medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until the apples are starting to get tender.

  3. Add the cider or juice, cinnamon and brown sugar and stir the apples to coat. Continue to cook on medium-low heat until the juices thicken.

  4. Remove from heat to cool. Then use as a side dish for pork chops, or as a topping for waffles or ice cream.

I want to note that, when I slice the apples I make them sort of thin. To me, the regular apple cutter slices are too big and take too long to cook. I end up cutting my apples into 12 slices, and them cut those each in half sideways to make them bite sized.

Cutting mt apples for Skillet Cinnamon Apples

These have been a family favorite since the first time I made them. Even my picky eater asks for seconds!

What do you think would pair well with these apples? Do you prefer apple or pumpkin spice foods for fall? Let’s chat in the comments!

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