It’s not too late in the season to find amazing apples! Cooked apples is another way of having apple sauce, while still letting them retain some of their shape. You can also use these to make Apple Walnuts muffins, which I’m sure you’ll see here on Dianne’s Dishes another time. What’s better than a dish you can use to make two different things?
What You’ll Need:
4-6 apples, cored and chopped (Note: If you want, you can peel them too, but I usually don’t.)
1/2 cup of maple syrup
1-2 teaspoons of cinnamon
In a large pot cook apples with maple syrup and cinnamon until tender and the mixture is thick. This usually takes 1-2 hours depending on how big the apples are. Serve warm or cool.
Cooked Apples Notes: This is good alone, but it also great mixed into oatmeal with a few raisins and/or nuts. You can use natural brown sugar and/or honey instead of maple syrup. You could even use molasses, but to be perfectly honest I’m not a big fan and prefer other natural sweeteners over molasses any day. The only place I really utilize molasses in my kitchen is in gingerbread cookies and now I’m off on a tangent best discussed closer to Christmas! ;o)