Sweet apples, such as Fuji, cooked in butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla extract. What could be better? These sweet cooked apples are perfect for pie filling, as toppings over desserts. They make great crepe filling and are delicious when served warm with ice cream.
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 cinnamon and vanilla cooked apples are DELICIOUS:
How to serve cooked apples
- 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.
- Use these cinnamon and vanilla cooked apples as a simple pie filling, or as a tart crust filling.
- They are also great for stuffing the crepes.
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!
Sweet cooked apples recipe
- 3 tablespoons butter unsalted
- 4 apples sweet, such as Fuji, cored, peeled and sliced
- ⅓ cup water
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 ¼ teaspoons corn starch
- ⅓ cup water
- Melt butter in a large skillet, add sliced apples and cook for a couple of minutes to soften them up. Add ⅓ 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 ⅓ 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!
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My family absolutely loves this cooked apples recipe. Do you think that they would freeze well or will they get watery when defrosted?
Cathy, I think they should freeze just fine. Especially if you use firmer apples to begin with.
Just what I was looking for to put in my homemade puff pastry dough. Thanks for sharing, Julia.
Dave, these cooked apples would delicious in a pastry dough! Love it!