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
1 1/2 Tbsp butter
6 apples, peeled and diced
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
Pinch of salt
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…
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!