|Baked Cinnamon Apples, Farmers Wife Original|
It's really no secret that my family loves Cinnamon Apple recipes. I've been working hard the last few years to recreate our favorites at home, and so far have been somewhat successful... But this year I did it. I achieved what I thought was impossible... I got it RIGHT! These apples turned out to be a HUGE hit with our extended family on Christmas Day as a side dish, and my family alone ate my test run of 4 apples between the 3 of us in one sitting.... lol! These apples are so easy, they're great as a side dish, or on top of your favorite pancakes! I hope you'll give these a try and soon!
5 Granny Smith Apples, peeled, cored and diced
1 Cup Apple Cider
1/2 Cup Sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon Nutmeg
1 1/2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
Peel, core and dice your apples into 1/2 inch pieces. *This can be done the day before just place in a ziploc bag with lemon juice and refrigerate.* Place the apples in a baking dish. Then in a medium saucepan combine the remaining ingredients, and cook on medium heat whisking frequently until it comes to a boil. Let it boil for about 4 minutes then pour over the apples and mix. Pre-heat your oven to 325F degrees, and cook the apples for about 55 minutes, stirring once or twice to ensure even baking, until the apples are fork tender. *If the sauce thins out while cooking, make a cornstarch slurry of 1 tablespoon Cornstarch to 1 tablespoon of water, mix well and add to the apples and bake for 5 more minutes to thicken up the sauce.* Serve warm.
I have to say these get a 5 star rating from our house and our family. They were such a huge hit, I'm so glad I made them for Christmas this year! I quadrupled the recipe and cut up all the apples the day before which made this a breeze!