Quick Spiced Apples

I’ve always been a huge fan of Cracker Barrels spice apples. I decided to make some at home and was pleasantly surprised with how so very easy they are! We eat them with and on everything! They are the perfect compliment to pork chops and roast for dinners. They pair well with yogurt for breakfast and they are heavenly warmed and spooned over ice cream. My apples are different from Cracker Barrel in two ways: I peel my apples before cooking and I don’t pan fry them in butter. These are, however, equally as good! final apples

I’m not picky about the type of apple I use. They all seem to work well for this recipe! 

apples

 I peel, core, and slice my apples. You could definitely leave the skin on and they would still be yummy. I only used six apples this time, but this recipe freezes well, so often I’ll make an entire bag of apples and serve half and freeze the rest for the following week! Yes, we eat them that quickly!

cut apples

  After you have all of your apples sliced. Put them in a medium saucepan, add 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon and about a tablespoon or so of water. At this point you can add whatever spices you’d like or lemon if you want to change it up. 

add sugar and cinnamon

Cook the apples on medium heat until apples are fork tender, but not too mushy. It took about 15-20 minutes to cook these down. 

final apples

The final result is this gorgeous, sweetly spiced apple side dish. These would be good put directly into pastry to make hand pies or some yummy apple fritters! Enjoy! 

 

 

 

 

 

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