Our days of Summer vacation are winding down so I am trying to make the last days extra special. This past week we have made what we are calling Skillet Pie Apples. Just a nice, little sweet during the day to eat with vanilla yogurt or better yet, ice cream. Nattie loves them, especially because she has made it the last few times. Simple and quick to make especially with a toddler around and no oven required.
Skillet Pie Apples
2 large granny smith apples
2 tbsp. unsalted butter
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
3 tbsp. brown sugar
3 tbsp. all purpose flour
Finely chop the apples. In a cast iron skillet, over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the apples, give it a nice stir with a wooden spoon. Sprinkle cinnamon and ginger over apples, stir again until the apples look evenly coated. After a few minutes the aroma of apples will start to fill the kitchen. Inhale deeply, smile and add brown sugar to the apples, mixing with the spoon. Lower the heat just a bit and wait for the smell of apples and brown sugar to make you smile, again (a few minutes). Add the flour, stir into the apples, cooking the flour until you no longer see any white of the flour in the mixture. Now you are ready to put in a bowl with yogurt or ice cream!
Makes 2 nice sized servings or 3 moderate servings. I like to add about a half cup of chopped pecans to the mix but this is how my daughter likes it.
A little bit of Summer mixed with a little bit of Autumn. Kind of perfect for this Indian Summer weather we are having.