I had some apples starting to get close to their expiration and didn’t want to waste them. That’s where this recipe came from. Cooking these up in the kitchen literally made the whole entire house smell like apple cinnamon. Even a few days later I could still smell it. I’m going to share the recipe for the apples first, but there are SO many things you can do with these apples. You can add them to a pie crust, you can eat them over ice cream or simply eat them with a spoon. However you choose to enjoy these you can be sure you’ll want to make over and over again.
Sweet Cinnamon Whiskey Apples
2 cup apples, peeled and diced
3/4 cup lite brown sugar
2 t cinnamon
1/2 stick butter
1 t xanthan gum (or 2 t white flour)
3 T cinnamon Whiskey, optional
Directions: Heat a medium sauté pan on medium high heat. Add in the butter and once almost melted add in the apples. Sauté about 5-6 minutes until start to become slightly tender. Add in the brown sugar and cinnamon and mix well. Next slowly pour in the cinnamon whiskey and mix together well. Let cook until a few minutes until it starts to bubble.
Add in the xanthan gum and cook about 3-4 minutes mixing often. The apple mixture will become thicker. The apples should look like they are in thicker sauce not in liquid. Once cooked use as so desired. Or let cool completely before storing in the refrigerator. Note: If you are storing these for later, make sure you heat the apples completely before use, that will thin out the sauce as it will thicken once cold.