Caramelized Apple Slices Three Ways

I have 2 excellent recipes to share, one is good with a roast  and the other two are  great on top of ice cream or pancakes.  Golden Delicious apples are available all year-long so you can make these any time you want.  Just about 10 minutes and you are done.

Apples for a roast:

  • 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 3 Golden Delicious apples
  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp. sugar

Add the lemon juice to 1 quart of water.  Peel, core and half the apples.  Cut each half into 6 slices and keep in lemon water until ready to saute.

In a heavy skillet, melt the butter and sugar and stir until sugar dissolves.  Drain the apple slices, reserving 1/2 cup lemon water, then add them to the pan.  Lower the heat and cook until slices are soft and golden, about 8-10 minutes.

Should the apples stick to the pan or are browning to quickly, add some of the reserved lemon water as necessary.

Serves 6

Apples for Pancakes:

  • 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 3 tbsp. butter

Combine the sugar and apples and mix well.  Melt butter in a large skillet and add the apple mixture.  Cook over medium heat until just tender, about 5  minutes.  It will be syrupy (that is what you want for pancakes) but will thicken as it cools.  Serve these warm with cream, optional.

Maple Syrup Apples:

  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 3 golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp. plus 1/2 cup Michigan maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Melt the butter in a skillet; add the apple slices and 1 tbsp. maple syrup.  Saute until tender 5 minutes or so.  Stir in the remaining syrup and cinnamon.

 

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