We had our ward Christmas party on Saturday and I signed up to bring cinnamon apples so I would get this tasty recipe. This is such a yummy side dish to go with BBQ - we had pulled pork and brisket as the main dish at the Christmas party! Yum! I'm making this again this week to go with BBQ pork sandwiches. And I can just imagine how good these apples would be warm over ice cream for a dessert.
5 lbs gala apples, peeled, cored and sliced
1/4 cup cold water
1 tablespoon corn starch
1/2 cup brown sugar (you can use white sugar if you'd like a less caramely sauce)
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 rounded tablespoons of Carnet Foods Ultra Gel (or you can use an extra tablespoon of corn starch)
Place apple slices and enough water to just cover in a heavy pan or dutch oven (I used an enamel covered cast iron dutch oven). Boil on medium high heat until tender, about 20-25 minutes with the lid on, stirring every so often. Pour out 3/4 of the water and put back on heat. Mix cornstarch and cold water and stir into the apples. Cook until thickened. Add sugar, butter and cinnamon. At this point I added the Ultra Gel to thicken it up more, but you could just add more corn starch mixed with cold water if it is not the consistency you desire.