This Paleo Sautéed Apples recipe is a fall-spiced dessert with allspice and cinnamon. We use this recipe as a base for our Paleo Apple Pie recipe (see our Paleo Effect Cookbook!). We also like to use this recipe to sweetened our Thanksgiving-inspired Paleo Sweet Potato Casserole, which is always a crowd pleaser. My only real notes is that you’ll want to make a slurry with the arrowroot powder and a little juice before you add it to the rest of the liquids. That way, it doesn’t get lumpy. Also, try not to use apples that are soft, or they’ll get smushy – I think Honeycrisp or Granny Smith are good options.
So anyway, our air conditioner broke a little while back and thank goodness the weather is cooling off. Chance is loving this, because we have the doors open – which allows him to “play” with the kitty that lives next door. He’s about to have a panic attack because he can’t get through the fence! I think it may be time to go on a walk with my little man before he loses it!
Paleo Sautéed Apples
2 Honeycrisp Apples
½ cup Apple Cider*
¼ cup Maple Syrup
1 ½ Tbsp Arrowroot Powder
pinch ground Allspice
pinch ground Cinnamon
pinch ground Nutmeg
*You can use Woodchuck Fall or Winter Hard Cider, Apple Juice or Water as well.
Peel the skin off the apples and then dice them into ½” chunks. Set them aside.
Combine the apple cider (reserve 2 tablespoons), maple syrup, allspice, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Once boiling, turn the heat down to medium (~4) heat, then add the apples, cover (vented) and cook for 3 minutes.
In a small bowl, combine the arrowroot powder and reserved apple cider. If you forgot to reserve some, no big deal, just fish some out of your saucepan and add it to the bowl. Do not just add the arrowroot powder to the sauce – it will get lumpy. Mix the arrowroot and cider until thoroughly combined, then add that slurry to the apples and cider mixture.
You will want to stir continuously until the sauce thickens – this will happen quickly, usually in about a minute.
NOTE: If you use water instead of cider or juice, it will not be quite as flavorful.
This recipe is Vegan!