Skillet Cooked Apples

This is a perfect way to use up apples, getting slightly ripe in my refrigerator. It's healthy (if you use margarine or oil) - but tastes decadent.

I like an old fashioned cast iron skillet, from time to time - but a non stick pan made the picture taking easier.

>> See it done!

  • 1/4 C butter (margarine / cooking oil).
  • 3 lbs (8 or 9) apples, cored and chopped.
  • 1 C ripe grapes, or 1/2 C raisins.
  • 1/4 C brown sugar.
  • 1/4 t cinnamon.
  • 1/8 t ginger.
  • 1/8 t nutmeg.
  • 1/4 C bourbon / rum (opt).

  1. Core then chop the apples.
  2. Heat up a large skillet on high heat, add butter (margarine) to melt. Or use cooking oil for low cholesterol.
  3. Reduce heat to medium, and add apples and grapes or raisins.
  4. Stir fruit so each piece is lightly coated in melted butter (margarine).
  5. Sprinkle fruit with cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg, stir to mix thoroughly.
  6. Sprinkle with sugar, stir again.
  7. Saute fruit mixture, stirring frequently, until apple pieces are soft. Cover, reduce to low heat, simmer 10 - 15 minutes. The pan will have a good amount (1/4 C or so) of juice in the bottom.
  8. Drizzle with bourbon or rum, if interested.
  9. Spoon cooked mixture into serving bowls, decorate lightly with ice cream - or Yogurt Sauce (opt).

See it Done!

Apples (cored), spices, raisins, sugar.

Chop the apples.

Melt butter in the skillet.

Add the apples.

Add raisins. Add spices, then sugar, stirring each time. The aroma fills the house.

Cook on medium, stirring occasionally, until apples are soft. Cover, simmer on low 10 - 15 minutes. Drizzle with bourbon / rum if desired.

Serve hot, from the skillet.

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