Brown-Sugared Apples & Cream

October 23, 2018

Author Notes: This is the easiest fall dessert around—and the one I make the most often. You can eat it right away (see step 1), or slide under the broiler until toasty (see step 2). Emma Laperruque

Serves: 1
Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 5 min


  • 1 medium to large Granny Smith apple, peeled and very thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons (packed!) light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus more to sprinkle
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
In This Recipe


  1. In a shallow bowl, toss the sliced apple with the brown sugar, salt, and cinnamon. Let sit for about 10 minutes, tossing once or twice, until very syrupy. Pour the cream around the perimeter and sprinkle more cinnamon on top. Eat.
  2. Or don’t. If you want something warm and cozy, turn on the broiler after you combine the apples, brown sugar, salt, and cinnamon—this time, in a broiler-safe dish. When the broiler is hot, add the cream to the sugared apples, and slide the dish under the broiler. Cook for about 5 minutes, until bubbly and browning on top. Sprinkle more cinnamon. Eat.

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