A few years ago I posted a sweet version of this, apples sautéed with butter and sugar, a delicious, fast dessert. This is a savory version, perfect as a side or condiment for all sorts of foods. It’s also tasty heaped on toast or grains. There are any number of seasonings you can use: curry powder and chili powder are the mixtures one usually has in the cupboard. Feel free to experiment. Dried herb mixtures are also good, as are fresh herbs. I also like to make it just with apple and onion, especially when the main course is already deeply flavored and/or spiced.

4 T vegetable oil or butter or coconut oil; or a combination
3/4 c chopped sweet onion
5 – 6 c chopped (peeled) apple; in dice, julienne, grated
1 T curry powder or chili powder; or 1 T total of mixed spices and/or herbs; or to taste
salt and pepper, to taste

1. Heat the oil in a large skillet. Add the onion and sauté for about 5 minutes. Add the apples and cook, stirring frequently, for another 5 minutes. Stir in the spices, salt, and pepper and cook another 5 minutes, until the apples are limp but still retain their shape. Serve hot or at room temperature.