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.

Betty Adams, Fort Payne, Alabama
Recipe by Southern Living February 2007

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Yield:
Makes 6 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

128 calories; calories from fat%; fat 2g; saturated fat 1.2g; mono fat 0.5g; poly fat 0.1g; protein 0.3g; carbohydrates 29.2g; fiber 1.3g; cholesterol 5mg; iron 0.6mg; sodium 21mg; calcium 25mg.