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Warm Cinnamon Apples

Warm Cinnamon Apples
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro, Laura Martin
Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 10 mins
Yield

Makes 6 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)

This simple spiced apples recipe is perfect for so many applications. The tender, brown sugar-sweetened fruit slices are great served at breakfast, make for a warm and tasty side dish (especially for kiddos), are the ideal flavor complement spooned over pork chops or a pork loin, and are an amazing seasonal addition to a bowl of vanilla ice cream. If you can't find McIntosh apples, substitute another baking apple such as Rome or Gala; or to change things up, try a crisp, tart green apple such as Granny Smith.

Ingredients

  • 4 McIntosh apples, peeled and sliced (about 2 lb.)
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Nutrition Information

  • calories 128
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 2 g
  • satfat 1.2 g
  • monofat 0.5 g
  • polyfat 0.1 g
  • protein 0.3 g
  • carbohydrate 29.2 g
  • fiber 1.3 g
  • cholesterol 5 mg
  • iron 0.6 mg
  • sodium 21 mg
  • calcium 25 mg

How to Make It

  1. Toss together first 4 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag, tossing to coat apples.

  2. Cook apple mixture, 2 Tbsp. water, and 1 Tbsp. butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 8 to 10 minutes or until apples are tender.