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Sauteed apples with butterscotch-custard sauce

SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
24 min
12 min
12 min
Bring this warm delight to the table in under 30 minutes for a satisfying dessert of fruit and custard, excellent for cold weather nights. Drizzle the apples with the creamy butterscotch or serve the sauce on the side for easy dipping. Make an eye-catching presentation by sauteeing both green and red apple slices. Exchange apples for just-ripe plums or firm-ripe pears for a flavor switch. A warm up of tea or coffee make a excellent accompaniment to this delicious fruit dish. Ultra-kid friendly, you can make your apples ahead and warm them quickly for serving.


Cooking spray

1 spray(s), butter-flavored

Fresh apple(s)

4 medium, cored and thinly sliced (unpeeled)

Frozen apple juice concentrate (undiluted)

1¼ oz, thawed, about 2 tbsp

Dark brown sugar

3 Tbsp


2 tsp


2 tsp

Fat free creamer

¾ cup(s), such as fat-free half-and-half


  1. Coat a large skillet with cooking spray. Add apple slices and sauté over medium heat, stirring frequently, until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Add apple juice concentrate and simmer until juice is absorbed, about 2 to 3 minutes; set aside over very low heat.
  2. Meanwhile, combine sugar and margarine in a heavy-bottomed pot. Cook over low heat until sugar melts, stirring frequently, about 2 minutes.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together cornstarch and 2 tablespoons of half-and-half until smooth; add remaining half-and-half and pour cornstarch mixture into melted sugar. (Note: Be careful of splattering because the mixture may sizzle.) Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is thickened and smooth, about 2 minutes. Yields about 1 cup of apple slices and 2 tablespoons of sauce per serving.