Warm sauteed cinnamon apples are a great fall topping for everything from breakfast to ice cream.
- 3 Tablespoons butter
- 2 medium tart apples, such as Granny Smith, thinly sliced
- 2 medium sweet apples, such as Honey Crisp (I’ve also used nectarines, which hold their shape well), thinly sliced
- 1 cup apple juice, apple cider, or water
- 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- dash ground cloves
- 3–4 Tablespoons real maple syrup
- Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat.
- Add the apples and saute till hot, about 3 minutes.
- Stir in the apple juice, cinnamon and cloves. Bring to a boil and cook stirring occasionally until the sauce thickens.
- Add the maple syrup and continue cooking and stirring for about 7 more minutes, or until the sauce is reduced by about half and the apples are tender.
- Serve as a side dish, or over ice-cream or pancakes.