Am I the only one who is having a hard time getting back into the kitchen after a week of Thanksgiving feasting? I’ve been eating so much over the last 10 days, I am not even hungry any more. So, please forgive me for this very basic cooked apples recipe today. So simple and easy but don’t let the simplicity fool you: these cooked apples are DELICIOUS:
This recipe is very handy any time you have way too many apples.
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Sweet cooked apples are great for breakfast as a topping over pancakes, waffles, or even over oatmeal. They also work great on their own, as a simple dessert, served warm with vanilla ice cream: it’s like having an apple pie without a crust.
The smell of apples cooking in brown sugar with all the spices made it impossible to resist taking little bites as I was cooking. Beware! These sweet cooked apples are super addictive!
4 large sweet apples such as Fuji, cored, peeled and sliced
1/3 cup water
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 and 1/4 teaspoons corn starch
1/3 cup water
Melt butter in a large skillet, add sliced apples and cook for a couple of minutes to soften them up. Add 1/3 cup of water, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla extract and stir really well, while on low-medium heat, to combine with apples.
Dissolve corn starch in the remaining 1/3 cup of water. Add to the apple mixture in the skillet and bring to boil. Boil for about a minute until mixture thickens to the desired thickness. Remove from heat (do not overcook apples). Ready to serve!