Not that I ever feel guilty about eating an apple pie, but I don’t always want to take the time to make a crust. I’m kinda lazy that way.
Unless you have a countertop convection oven, you don’t want to be heating up your kitchen in the summer by baking a pie. If you missed my post on baking in the summer without heating up the kitchen, you can read that here.
My Cinnamon Skillet Apples are the perfect alternative. You can have the flavors of the All-American Apple Pie without the downsides.
As usual, don’t take my word for it. Give these babies a try. You won’t regret it.
4-6 Fresh Apples – I use 1 – 1.5 per person, depending on the size (I prefer Granny Smith apples due to their crisp and tartness, but use what you have. This is also a great way to use up older apples that are no longer enjoyable for eating on their own.)
4 Tablespoons of butter
4 Tablespoons of brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon cloves
pinch of salt
Wash, core, and slice apples. You can see that I leave the skins on, but feel free to peel them if that is your preference. To make this process easier and quicker, I use my handy apple corer. It glides easily into the apple and plunges the core right out. It is easy to clean and I find that it creates less waste. You can use thicker or thinner slices depending on your preference, but remember that the thinner they are, the faster they will cook.
Melt butter into a hot skillet on the stove. Add brown sugar and stir for a minute or so until it begins to dissolve. Add apple slices and the spices. Cook on medium to high heat 10-15 minutes depending on how soft you would like your apples. Adjust spices, if needed by adding more. You can always try a little apple pie spice or pumpkin pie spice for more flavor.
Scoop into individual serving bowls and enjoy hot or at room temperature.
If you’re lucky enough to have leftovers, they taste delicious in your morning oatmeal or yogurt. I have also used these apples in Oatmeal Bars and in pancakes. You could blend them and eat like applesauce or use in a recipe that calls for applesauce.
However you choose to eat them, I’m sure you will find them enjoyable.
You could even use ’em in a pie!
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