When I think of Thanksgiving, I think of Apple Pie!!! What I found I like about the pie is the apples – so one year, an idea popped in my head. What if I made extra apples for me and ate them separately? I could still have some whip cream on top and by eliminating the crust, I would save the calories. That was nine years ago, and it’s still the way I prefer to eat my apple pie – without the crust!
So, if you want a healthy yet sweet way to use apples and if you don’t want to make an apple pie or applesauce… how about this Healthy Cinnamon Apple recipe!
I found this recipe years ago but have changed it over the years because I like more nutmeg and clove flavoring and I reduce the allspice.
- 4-5 pounds apples cored and sliced (not too thin, or they will break up. I like to cut each apple into 8 wedges)
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/4 cup unsweetened apple juice
- 1/4 cup sugar-free sweetener or honey
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon allspice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon clove (optional)
- 2-3 teaspoons arrowroot or organic cornstarch or 1 teaspoon glucomannan (optional)
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- Place the apples and butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Toss until butter has melted and is coating the apples.
- Mix apple juice, sweetener, cinnamon, allspice and salt and pour over the apples. Toss. Cover with a lid and simmer on medium-low heat for around five minutes.
- Uncover and toss. Either simmer until thickened or add arrowroot/cornstarch/glucomannan and toss quickly.
- Stir in apple cider vinegar and serve hot or chilled.
Submitted By Rachel Harshfield