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Favorite Recipe: Apples Breton Style

This is the best apple dessert I ever tasted, and it’s so fast and easy!  It would taste good with ice cream, whipped cream, pudding, or yoghurt, but it’s wonderful on its own as well.

Here’s the recipe:

  • 2 T butter
  • 6 apples, cut into slices of fairly even thickness (1 cm works well)
  • 1/3 to 1/2  cup brown sugar (or a bit less)
  • 6 T lemon juice
  • 2 T cinnamon
  • 1 t vanilla (optional)

In a frying pan melt the butter, and then add the apples, sugar, and lemon juice.  When the apples are slightly browned and the sugar is caramelized, sprinkle with cinnamon and optional vanilla. Enjoy!

Adapted from Quick and Simple by James Barber

What’s your favourite apple dessert?  Please leave a comment with a recipe link so others can try it.  Thanks!

If you enjoyed this recipe, you might want to check out my other kitchen articles on cooking, preserving, and more.

You can find other recipes and tips at Works For Me Wednesday , Women Living Well Wednesdays, Healthy 2Day, Raising Homemakers, Encourage One Another, Simple Lives Thursday, and Frugal Friday.


  1. April says:

    Yum, this looks like a fun and easy recipe, I love cooked apple dishes. I may have to give this a try at lunch today 🙂 ~April

    1. Annie Kate says:

      It’ll do for lunch…or even a fancy dinner if it’s dressed up with whipped cream and the apples are peeled.


  2. What a wonderful natural recipe! You could use a number of different fruits and I bet it would be yummy! Thanks for linking up at Healthy 2day Wednesdays!

    1. Annie Kate says:

      That’s a good idea! I bet pears would be yummy.

  3. Jacqueline says:

    Hello, Annie Kate,
    I just read your post and will make this. I am wondering if it is an original British dessert. Does the book/link from James Barber say? We are having an English evening and are thinking of things to serve. It looks lovely and easy, too!
    Again, I apologize for not having my linky up until 9AM. I see you tried, so I’d love it if you’d try again 🙂
    You write about things my readers are interested in!

    1. Annie Kate says:

      No, sorry, but the book doesn’t say. Actually, in the book the recipe is flambeed, so it would be great for a fancy evening. We don’t flambe, though, since I have a thing about fires and since I have girls with long hair.

      Thanks for your wonderful compliment! 🙂

  4. Marydon says:

    Oh,yum! Take sugar out of my diet & the world comes to an end. Chuckle!

    TTFN ~
    Have a beautiful day ~

    1. Annie Kate says:

      Well… you can cut down on the sugar by eating the apples fresh, but this is great for a treat!

  5. Breezy says:

    What a delicious-sounding dessert! We’ll have to try this. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Annie Kate says:

      You’re welcome.

  6. Jacqueline says:

    Thank you, thank you!! What a great help to make a simply yummy dessert! Glad you persevered! Blessings!

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