Warm Cinnamon-Apple Topping

Your cook time may vary depending on the ripeness of the fruit—the riper the fruit, the shorter the cook time.


Makes 4 to 6 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 13 Minutes


1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon cornstarch
4 peeled and coarsely chopped Granny Smith apples
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon butter


1. Stir together sugar and cornstarch in a medium skillet. Add apples and next 4 ingredients, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Boil 1 minute; reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, stirring often, 8 to 12 minutes or until apples are tender. Stir in butter.