Apple Baked Salmon with Maple Sage Butter

This delicious recipe for Apple Baked Salmon with Maple Sage Butter makes a great meal with the entire family - kid approved. Photo by Anastasia Murphy
This delicious recipe for Apple Baked Salmon with Maple Sage Butter makes a great meal with the entire family – kid approved.

Looking to spice up your fall menu and add some extra omega 3’s to your diet? Give this tasty recipe a try: Apple Baked Kvarøy Arctic Salmon with Maple Sage Butter.

At Edible Sacramento, we advocate for as local as possible, but that choice isn’t always available when it comes to fresh fish. Thus secondarily, we advocate sustainable and knowing the source. Kvarøy Arctic is a third-generation family salmon farm in the Arctic Circle. The waters near Kvarøy island are cool and clear, with a deep-fjord current that keeps the water fresh and helps exercise the salmon, giving this beautiful fish a pristine, clean flavor.

Find Kvarøy Arctic Salmon in a store near you. 
Recipe ingredients to prepare the Apple Baked Salmon with Maple Sage Butter recipe. Photo by Anastasia Murphy
Ingredients to prepare the Apple Baked Salmon with Maple Sage Butter recipe.

Incorporating salmon into your weekly dining routine presents a myriad of health benefits. Packed with high-quality protein, omega-3 fatty acids, plus essential vitamins, and minerals.

Omega-3s are known for their anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce the risk of chronic diseases like heart disease, arthritis, and certain cancers. They also play a crucial role in brain health, supporting cognitive function and mental well-being. Additionally, omega-3s contribute to healthy skin, hair, and nails.

Given our bodies can’t generate omega-3s on their own, it’s vital to integrate foods that are high in these crucial fatty acids into our diets. With its high concentration, salmon stands out as an exceptional supplementary choice.

Apple Baked Salmon with Maple Sage Butter. Photo by Anastasia Murphy

Apple Baked Salmon with Maple Sage Butter

Recipe by Edible Sacramento
Course Main Course
Servings 4


  • pounds Kvarøy Atlantic Salmon Fillet, whole or portioned into 6-ounce servings
  • ¼ teaspoon Kosher salt, plus more to taste
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon pepper medley, freshly ground
  • ½ teaspoon allspice
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 ounce walnuts, roughly chopped (about ¼ cup)
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, cut into large pieces
  • ¼ cup fresh sage leaves, washed, patted dry and roughly chopped
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup, at room temperature
  • 2 apples, cored, halved, and very thinly sliced (pink lady recommended)
  • 3 ounces brie, sliced into 12 pieces, chilled
  • ½ lemon


  • Place salmon, skin side down, in a buttered baking dish, evenly sprinkle on the salt. In small bowl, add mustard, pepper, allspice, and garlic then mix until combined. Evenly spread over top of salmon, place in refrigerator to marinate for 30 minutes.
  • Using bake setting, preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • While salmon marinates, in a medium skillet and on medium heat, toast walnuts until just browned and fragrant. Set aside on a plate. Remove pan from heat, let cool for 1 to 2 minutes then wipe with paper towel to remove any nut residual.
  • Adjust temp to medium-low, add butter to same pan. When butter begins to foam, add sage leaves. Cook for about 5 to 7 minutes until foam subsides and butter starts turning brown. Remove from heat. With slotted spoon to let butter drain out, transfer crisped sage leaves to plate containing walnuts.
  • Add maple syrup to the browned butter and mix. Place and separate the apple slices in the pan, toss with sauce to coat, add pinch of salt to taste. Set aside in pan, allowing residual heat to slightly soften the apple slices. Let cool for 5 minutes.
  • Remove salmon from refrigerator. Layer the apple slices over the salmon, covering entirely. On middle rack, cook salmon for 15 to 20 minutes until internal temperature reaches 130 degrees F. Note: Cook time varies by thickness; figure about 8 to 10 minutes per inch of fish.
  • When done, remove fish from oven. Adjust oven settings to broil at 500 degrees F. Spread cold brie evenly over salmon, sprinkle on the toasted walnuts, drizzle on half the maple sage butter sauce, return to oven on upper rack. Watching carefully not to burn, broil for about 1 to 2 minutes until cheese begins to melt. Remove from oven. Garnish with sage leaves and remaining sauce. Squeeze juice from lemon over the top and add salt to taste.
  • Serve hot, in baking dish or plate as desired. Recommend eating with a hearty grain — farro or barley. Enjoy.


Okay to substitute with any fresh salmon brand available at your local market.

Elevate your dining experience with this recipe. Perfect for special occasions or a delightful weeknight dinner. And, it is kid approved. Enjoy!