4 servings

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

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

Method

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.