This is a fun and easy cinnamon apple dessert topping that adds comfort to a variety of dishes. The key to this recipe is the quality of the apples. We’re recommending slightly under ripe granny smith apples to give this dish a slight crunchy texture to compliment the softer cake or ice cream that this could top. The added flavors come from the cinnamon, cloves and a little zest from lemon juice. Again, try to grind your own fresh cloves and cinnamon to give your sense of smell a nice pop. If all you have is store bought ground spices just add a touch more to the recipe for the same effect. The combination of cinnamon apple and heated sauce adds warmth and crispness to your favorite dessert base, cutting the chill of an early spring evening. You could even add this topping to pancakes for a special Sunday breakfast!
2 granny smith apples, peeled, cored & sliced
2 Tbsp butter
2-1/2 Tbsp lemon juice
3 to 4 Tbsp brown sugar
3 to 4 Tbsp white sugar
1-1/2 to 2 tsp cinnamon (depending on how much you like cinnamon)
1/4 tsp ground cloves
Melt butter over medium heat in large non-stick skillet
Add sliced apples, stirring to coat with butter. Cover. Stir occasionally.
When apples have softened and liquid has mostly dissipated, add lemon juice. Cook to reduce liquid
Add sugars and heat through
Add cinnamon and cloves and stir to coat the apples
Remove from heat and while still warm, scoop over a thick slice of pound cake, or if you’re like me and adore ice cream, top over a scoop of cool crisp all natural vanilla or decadent butter pecan ice cream.