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Cooked Cinnamon Apples

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  • Author: Erin Browne
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: Approx. 3 cups


  • 1 cup water
  • 3 TBS white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp brandy
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch of ground cloves
  • pinch of ground nutmeg
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 sweet apples - peeled, cored, and cut into chunks
  • cornstarch - optional, for thickening


  1. In a saucepan, combine water, sugar, vanilla, brandy, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and salt.
  2. Cook at a gentle boil until mixture thickens slightly (5-7 minutes).
  3. Add the apples and allow mixture to return to a boil.
  4. Lower the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the apples break down and are soft, and the mixture thickens (15-20 minutes).
  5. If the mixture does not thicken to your satisfaction, spoon out a few teaspoons of the liquid into a separate small bowl and mix with an equal amount of cornstarch. Whisk until totally combined, and then return to the apples and allow to cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  6. Previous step can be repeated until mixture has reached the desired consistency.
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
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