Skillet Cinnamon Apples
Have you ever had Boston Market's cinnamon apples? Oh my god. When I was a kid, I lived for them. They're basically just the filling of a delicious apple pie - sweet, tender apples in a warm cinnamon sauce. Once in a while, I crave them, and a few weeks ago I decided that I'd try to make a batch! Turns out they're super simple to make at home. A yummy mix of cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, a little salt, and a good squeeze of lemon juice makes these the perfect topping for oatmeal, pancakes, waffles, or just to enjoy with a scoop of ice cream. Let's get cookin!
Ingredients You Need:
- 2 large apples (Fuji, Pink Lady, Gala are nice for this)
- 1-2 tbsp butter
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1 dash nutmeg (optional)
- Fresh lemon juice
- Salt to taste (I like using Maldon sea salt flakes)
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 tsp cornstarch
- Peel and slice apples. Melt 1-2 tbsp butter in a skillet over medium heat, and add the apple slices.
- Add 1/4 tsp cinnamon, dash nutmeg, 2 tbsp brown sugar, a squeeze of lemon juice, and a sprinkle of salt. Cook for 12-15 minutes or until crisp-tender.
- If you'd like to make some sauce, dissolve 1/2 tsp cornstarch in 1/4 cup water, and add to the pan. Stir to coat the cooked apples, and let the sauce thicken.
Cinnamon spiced apples are amazing atop fluffy pancakes! Stay tuned for next week's recipe :)
Cooked fruit is so cozy and satisfying. The warm flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg are offset by the tart juice of fresh lemon, making this an instant favorite. Hope you give it a try, and let me know if you do! Tag me @_brokeandcooking / #brokeandcooking on instagram!