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Sauteed Apples With Brown Butter and Sage

Sauteed Apples With Brown Butter and Sage 4.000

Goran Kosanovic for The Washington Post

Oct 16, 2017

Deeply savory and a bit sweet, these apples are best served with roast chicken, pork chops or tenderloin, or on toast that you’ve slathered with either goat cheese or ricotta cheese.

For a sweeter take on this dish, see the VARIATION, below.

To read the accompanying story, see: Fall isn’t just about pumpkin spice. Make the most of the season with these five ingredients.


Servings:
4

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Tested size: 4 servings

Ingredients
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 pound apples, cored and cut into thin wedges
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh sage

Directions

Melt the butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook further, for about 2 minutes, until it turns light brown.

Add the sliced apples, then scatter the salt and sage over them. Cook for about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the butter is dark brown and the apples are softened, reducing the heat to medium, as needed, to keep the fruit from scorching.

Serve right away.

VARIATION: To make Sauteed Apples With Brown Butter, Ginger and Brown Sugar, swap out the sage for a tablespoon of minced fresh ginger root, and add 3 tablespoons light brown sugar and a shake of ground cinnamon. Serve warm, over vanilla ice cream or on top of oatmeal.


Recipe Source

From cookbook author Julia Turshen.

Tested by Monica Norton.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving: 160


% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 12g 18%

Saturated Fat: 7g 35%

Cholesterol: 30mg 10%

Sodium: 140mg 6%

Total Carbohydrates: 16g 5%

Dietary Fiber: 3g 12%

Sugar: 12g

Protein: 0g


*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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