Using Creme Fraiche Part II: Sauteed Apple with Honey

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Oct 22, 2010 at 10:51am

Happy Friday everyone! Just in time for the weekend, here’s another quick idea for using creme fraiche. If you, like I, try to eat as little sugar as possible, then creme fraiche can be your new best friend. Want to add the creaminess of ice cream to a bowl full of berries? A small dollop of creme fraiche fits the bill in the loveliest way, adding the richness of ice cream for about 50 calories and no added sugar.

Or, if you’re having a hard time putting your hands on good berries (there goes the season, sniff…), try this quick-n-lovely sauteed apple, one my favorite fall treats. In 10 minutes your house will smell of cinnamon and your mouth will be full of soft warm apple, creamy and slightly sweet with a drizzle of honey (that’s a jar of heavenly Ames Farm Dutch Clover in the background).

The creme fraiche melts over the apple slices, gah, so incredible. Top with a few chopped almonds for crunch.

Sauteed Apple with Honey & Creme Fraiche
Serves 1

1 tsp. butter
1 apple, cored and sliced thin
shakes of cinnamon
1 Tbsp. creme fraiche
honey (optional)

In a large non-stick skillet over medium-low heat, melt butter. Add apple slices and a few shakes of cinnamon and stir to coat. Cover the pan and cook the apples until nicely soft but not falling apart, stirring a few times, about 8 minutes. Serve warm apple slices topped with creme fraiche and a drizzle honey, if using.

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  1. By lynn @ the actor’s diet on September 27, 2011 at 11:48PM

    this sounds like the perfect recipe - anytime!

  2. By FreshTartSteph on October 28, 2010 at 5:40AM

    Thanks Amy! That's exactly what motivated the idea - always that leftover, hate to waste it, especially since it's so delicious.

  3. By Amy (Minimally Invasive) on October 27, 2010 at 12:05PM

    I love this idea and the photos are gorgeous. There always seems to be quite a bit of leftover creme fraiche whenever I make it, so I'm always on the lookout for new uses! Thanks for sharing.

  4. By Rachel C on October 26, 2010 at 3:14PM

    I've always wondered how to incorporate creme fraiche. Thanks for the post!

  5. By FreshTartSteph on October 26, 2010 at 7:00AM

    Thanks Q! I agree with you completely - the best part is the apples, after all :) With cinnamon and something creamy, def hits the spot, mmm.

  6. By Q. on October 25, 2010 at 10:34AM

    Looks DIVINE!!! I love appe desserts that taste like pie or crisp but w/out all the extra junk (flour, sugar, etc.) Gorgeous photo!