Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Recipe:Skillet Apples

I thought that this would be a great opportunity to officially welcome in fall and the beginning of October. Skillet apples are a warm and wonderful treat that is very adaptable to either a dinner side dish, breakfast topping, or a dessert or dessert topping. My kids love them and they seem to be their go to side when we go to the restaurants that serve them, so recently, because of an abundance of apples, I attempted them and was very happy with the results...The sweet sauce paired well with the slight tart flavor of the apples. They were tender, with a little bit of crunch still left in the center, and coated with the oh so good, gooey goodness of the cinnamon sauce that they are cooked in. It is a really simple process that doesn't take long...that is if you don't include the time of peeling, coring, and chopping the apples.

Here's what you need: 

8-10 Apples, peeled and chopped
1 stick of butter
1 cup of brown sugar
Cinnamon to taste
2 tsp ground nutmeg


 In a large skillet add the butter and begin to let it melt. Add the apples and let them cook for a couple of minutes. Add the cinnamon, brown sugar, and nutmeg. Continue to cook the mixture until the sugar is completely melted and the sauce thickens. Cook until the apples are as tender as you would like them. Be sure to stir the apples the whole time to make sure that they don't burn. Let them cool and serve them as they are, on pancakes, waffles, biscuits, ice cream, pound cake or anything else that cinnamon butter smothered apples sound good on.