Bottom Of The Barrel

Wondering what to do with those last few apples at the bottom of the barrel? I had about six bruised and battered apples left from our trip to the orchard. I hated to throw these forgotten few on the compost pile so I decided to make a batch of apple pie topping. This was so easy and it can be used on everything from ice cream to pancakes, to granola.

Apple Pie Topping

Ingredients

1 1/2 Tbsp butter

6 apples, peeled and diced

1 Tbsp brown sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

Pinch of salt

Method

Melt butter in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add the apples to the melted butter and stir to coat. Stir in the brown sugar, cinnamon and a pinch of salt.

Cook until the apples soften but are not mushy, about 5-7 minutes. Serve warm over some pancakes. Or let cool and top your favorite ice cream. Your kids will probably prefer the ice cream option…

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And the VERDICT is:

Matthew (age 7): “Put mine on the side!”

Liam (age 5): “Thumbs middle”

Dylan (age 5): “Just ice cream!”

Who cares about the verdict – I used up all the apples!!!

Any other ideas for cooking those last few apples? Please share!

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5 thoughts on “Bottom Of The Barrel

  1. Critics! What do they know? I love apples sliced and served warm. With slight variations, I do the same thing and serve it with pork. The boys will come around eventually. Till then. all the more for the adults seated at the table. Buon appetito!

  2. We just got back from the cruise, hence my late entry into the apple controversy. We slice apples thinly, saute with butter and then mix in sauerkraut to it and cook until all is browned and well mixed. We have this with grilled pork chops, but can eat it as a side dish with lots of things. I found the recipe somewhere and was reluctant because of the contrast in flavors, but it really is good! You can even eat it with franks…
    Love, Judy and Bill

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