You can make this Small Batch Stovetop Apple Pie Filling in only 10 minutes. It yields enough for four servings, and is delicious over ice cream, Greek yogurt, or waffles!
Raise your hand if, like me, sometimes you just want to eat the inside of a slice of apple pie. No crusts, no crumb toppings. And no leftovers temping you every time you open the fridge.
Just a quickie apple pie fix!
Then this recipe is for you. It’s SO easy. You can throw it together in 10 minutes and it makes the most delicious weeknight dessert. It also reheats like a dream (in the microwave or on the stovetop) so feel free to whip it up in advance and stash it in the fridge.
In my opinion, it’s all the best parts of apple pie: gooey, cinnamon-laced apples; plump raisins; and hints of maple syrup, orange, and vanilla.
This year, for the first time in as long as I can remember, I’m NOT making pies for Thanksgiving. You might think I’d be disappointed, but I’m actually relieved. And excited to be in charge of other dishes like sweet potatoes and cranberry sauce (um, I might be making three different kinds).
But…OK. I am going to miss baking an apple pie just a teeny tiny bit. But that’s where this easy Stovetop Apple Pie Filling comes in. Any time you have an apple pie craving, you can satisfy it in mere minutes, and it’s relatively healthy (and refined sugar free!) to boot.
I mean, how delicious does it look topped with a dollop of Greek yogurt and a sprinkle of granola? ↓↓↓
Grab a spoon!
Small Batch Stovetop Apple Pie Filling
This quick and easy dessert is all the best parts of apple pie! Warm, gooey, cinnamon-laced apples, plump raisins, and a hint of orange zest. Try it over Greek yogurt, oatmeal, or vanilla ice cream. I like to use 1 Granny Smith and 1 Gala apple, but any combination will work. This recipe is easily doubled.
- 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 large apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1/4-inch thick slices
- 2 Tablepsoons maple syrup, brown sugar, or coconut sugar
- 1/3 cup apple cider, apple juice, or water
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon each cinnamon, vanilla extract, and freshly grated orange or lemon zest
- 1/3 cup raisins
Melt the butter in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add the apples and cook, stirring frequently, until they are tender-crisp, 5 to 6 minutes. Stir in the maple syrup or sugar. Measure the cider in a measuring cup. Add the cornstarch and stir to dissolve. Add the cider mixture to the pan and cook for a minute or two, until the mixture thickens. Stir in the cinnamon, vanilla, zest, and raisins.
For more apple recipes, check out: