fall is a time in the kitchen to switch things up. it’s that special time when baking pies, drinking hot tea, and using the crock pot are a must. yall know i love to cook seasonally and my grocery has apples galore.but don’t feel like you have to make a whole pie to get your apple fix. I serve these cooked apples as a side dish with a porkloin and maybe some cornbread stuffing too. the molasses adds an unexpected sweet while the vanilla really brings out the apple flavor. the left over apples are great to put on oatmeal for breakfast or throw over some ice cream for dessert. so have your “apple” a day and keep the doctor away.
from me two you,
molasses cooked apples
3 medium apples – peeled & sliced
1 T. butter
1 tsp cinnamon
1 T. molasses
1 tsp vanilla
1 T. white sugar
1 T. brown sugar
1 1/2 – 2 C. water
- using a large non stick skillet, melt butter on medium heat.
- add cinnamon, molasses, vanilla, white sugar, and brown sugar to melted butter, mix well and let cook for 1 minute.
- add apples to sugar mixture add toss well to coat apples.
- add 1 C. water and let simmer 10 minutes on medium heat, stirring occasonaly, until all water has been evaporated.
- add 1/2 C to 1 C. water to apples and allow 5 more minutes for water to evaporate, making sure to stir occasonaly so apples don’t burn.
- serve and enjoy.