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Cinnamon Sugar Apples in pan

Stovetop Cinnamon Apples

  • Author: Sara Wells
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 20
  • Yield: about 6 1/2-cup servings


Soft and sweet apples with a cinnamon sauce- like apple pie in a pan!


  • 4 medium or large apples, chopped (I like about 1/2-inch pieces)
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons real maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons corn starch


  1. Heat a 12″ skillet or saute pan to medum-low heat.  Add butter and melt.
  2. Add apples to melted butter, increase heat to medium, and cook- stirring occasionally for 3-5 minutes until softened (they should still have a little bite to them).  If you have larger apple pieces, you can pop a lid on your pan for a few minutes to help steam them to soften a little quicker.
  3. Add brown sugar, maple syrup, cinnamon, and salt.  Continue tocook, stirring often until desired apple softness is reached, about 3-5 minutes.  Longer if needed.
  4. Combine water and cornstarch and mix until smooth, pour into skillet.
  5. Cook for 2-3 more minutes until sauce starts to reduce and thicken.
  6. Remove from heat and enjoy.