Caramelized Apples with Cinnamon

After all five of us have eaten an apple a day, and we’ve made gallons of applesauce, tray after tray of dried apple rings, yards of apple-based fruit leathers, and an apple pie—our fridge is still full of apples.  So here’s a nice way to celebrate a fridge full of apples.  Especially on a pancake day or when you have guests for breakfast over a long holiday weekend.Of course, I seem to recall from years past that these apples also make a fine dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream melting into them.  Luckily, we have plenty of apples for me to re-confirm that for you sometime soon.

Caramelized Apples with Cinnamon: Peel and core a few apples and cut them into uniform slices, about ¼” thick at the widest part if you want them soft or about ½” thick if you want them to keep a bit of crunch.  Melt a knob of butter over medium-high heat in your widest pan and slide in the apples (don’t pile them high in the pan, but they can be thicker than a single layer).  Watch carefully as they cook, and use a thin metal spatula to scrape up the apples and turn them when golden-brown spots begin to appear.  Continue to turn every couple of minutes, until the apples are golden-brown in many places.  Add a Tbsp. or two of sugar and a few good shakes of cinnamon, then stir and taste.  Add more sugar and/or cinnamon to taste and continue cooking for another minute or two, until the apples are well caramelized.

Related Recipes to Enjoy With Your Pancakes:
Apple Peel Tea
My Mom’s Berry Sauce (works perfectly with frozen berries)
Maple-Roasted Almond Butter

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26 thoughts on “Caramelized Apples with Cinnamon

    1. emmycooks Post author

      I used an assortment of several kinds of apples. I think you’ll be fine as long as you don’t use an applesauce variety. Anything you can buy at the store will be fine, and if you’re buying at a farmers market the seller can steer you right. :)

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    1. emmycooks Post author

      I’ve never heard of a stirred custard before! You inspired me to do a little research and now I think I’m going to have to make another batch of apples. :)

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    1. emmycooks Post author

      Thank you so much, Rebecca! That is such a nice compliment. I agree that it is a pleasure to be part of this community–thank you for including me and for the introduction to so many new blogs! Take care. :)

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