Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Braised apples for a snowy day

It's a snow day! There's nothing quite like waking up to snow falling outside your window. Knowing that you don't have to trudge to work in it makes it *all that much sweeter*. A cold day calls definitely for something warm and slightly special for breakfast: braised apples!

My mom used to make these ALL the time when I was young- I loved them. I think she was always surprised that I wanted them because they're so easy, but so good. The cinnamon caramelizes into a syrup that coats the apples and goes perfectly with whatever you pair it with- yogurt, oatmeal, peanut butter- you name it. I eat them on their own for dessert or put them on top of pancakes. The possibilities are endless.

Braised Apples

  • Apples (I used the seven that were in my fridge), chopped
  • 2-3 Tblsp cinnamon (more depending on preference)
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • pinch of allspice
  • 1/4 cup water
Put all of the ingredients in a large non-stick skillet and turn onto medium heat. Cover until the water is boiling. Uncover and stir occasionally. Add more cinnamon if necessary and stir until the apples are done, approximately 3-5 minutes. 

Pile them on top of your oatmeal and enjoy the snowfall (from the comfort of your couch, of course). Happy snowday! 

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