These brandied cinnamon apples help me to get out of bed on my weekends off from work. Like the lady on the hot sauce commercial – “I put that S%#! on everything”.
I put enough brandy in these apples so that you can taste it, and not feel like your wasted your time purchasing the brandy. Don’t worry, it’s not overpowering. This is a great adult garnish for waffles, ice cream, pancakes, oatmeal, etc. Or you can just serve them with the rest of the brandy you have left…. Hehe…
Turn one of your weekend mornings or any morning you have off into an adult brunch session with these brandied cinnamon apples as part of the menu. Because nines times out of ten, you probably deserve this adult moment… Famous quote from the man of the house – “Treat yourself, don’t cheat yourself”….
- 3 tablespoons Brandy liquor
- ¼ teaspoon cornstarch
- 2 red apples (I used Gala apples)
- 2 tablespoons of butter
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ⅛ teaspoon allspice
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Peel, slice, and core your apples. (I cut the apples in wedges.) Mix together 1 tablespoon of the Brandy with the cornstarch, and set aside. Next, in a medium saucepan, melt the butter. After the butter melts, add the brown sugar to the melted butter. Cook this butter/sugar mixture for a few seconds until the sugar completely dissolves (make sure to stir the mixture while the sugar melts). Then, mix in the brandy/cornstarch mixture, vanilla, nutmeg, allspice, and cinnamon into the sugar mixture. Next add your sliced apples to the saucepan, and cook for 7 to 10 minutes or until desired tenderness. Once apples have cooked remove the apples from heat. Add the last two tablespoons of Brandy to the apples and stir. Let the apples sit for about 2 minutes and serve.