The apples’ natural flavors and sweetness are enhanced with aromatic spices, perfect for Tapioca Waffles or pancakes. This recipe for Spiced Cooked Apples is ideal for breakfast, dessert, and even as a topping for your most savory meat dish, such as pork chops.
When the weather starts changing, we accept defeat—the defeat with wearing layers and no longer feeling the sun’s warmth on our skin. Until next time, Summer!
But we can warm our hearts with a delicious spiced cooked apple recipe—just the right amount of sugar, spices, and vanilla extract.
What types of apples are best for cooking?
Let’s talk about the types of apples you may easily find at your local market. To make this recipe, try finding easy-to-find apples such as Fuji, Gala, and Honeycrisp.
- Fuji apples are firm, crisp, and juicy. They are great for cooking and baking, as they hold their shape when they cook.
- Gala apples are crisp and a bit mild in flavor. They’re best for applesauce, but you can still use them in this recipe. Just don’t cook the slices too long.
- Honeycrisp apples are best for cooking and baking. They also hole their shape and are crisp and juicy.
You can use other apples and as long as they are great for cooking or baking.
How to serve Cooked Apples
- Cooked apples are great for breakfast as a topping over waffles, pancakes, crepes, pork chops, or over porridge.
- If you like warm fruit topping on your ice-cream, you’re in for a treat. Just make a slice smaller or chop after cooking but not before. You may end up with applesauce if you cut them smaller before cooking.
- Use also as a pie filling or cheesecake topping.
- 3 tablespoons butter unsalted
- 4 apples such as Gala Fuji, or Honeycrisp, cored, peeled, and sliced
- 1/3 cup water you may substitute for dark rum if preferred
- 1/2 cup brown sugar dark or light brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 teaspoons all-purpose flour or tapioca flour
- 1/3 cup water
- On low medium heat, melt butter in a large skillet, add sliced apples, and cook for a few minutes. When softened, add the 1/3 cup of water, brown sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla extract. Mix until all the ingredients are combined and the sugar has melted.
- Dissolve flour or tapioca in the remaining 1/3 cup of water. Add the flour mixture to the apple mixture and bring to a boil.
- Boil the mixture for about 2 – 3 minutes or until the mixture has thickened a bit.
- Remove from heat and serve.
Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.
Nutrition info is automatically generated and provided as a courtesy and as an estimate only.
Always choose ingredients without corn or corn derivatives.