I have been using Young Living Essential Oils in recipes for some time now and I wanted to share this one as it is simple and tasty.
Frying apples in a pan until they become soft makes them into a semi-applesauce that is a great warm topping for anything from ice cream, pancakes to yogurt.
Apples do keep well in a refrigerator, in fact many apples that are purchased into the summer have been kept in cold storage since the previous fall. But, many times when there is an abundance of apples there are too many to eat before they start to decline if left at room temperature. Frying some up is a great way to make use of them.
There is nothing precise involved in this recipe, approximate and adjust to taste as needed.
- Take 2-3 apples and peel and core them.
- Cut pieces into dice sized chunks.
- Warm up a small pan ( 6-8 inches ) with oil or butter or both, start with medium heat. A light olive oil and butter are a good combination. The volume of oil/butter should be in the 2 tbsp range. The idea is to have enough oil in the pan to promote good heat transfer to the apple chunks and keep them from sticking to the pan.
- Add apple chunks and keep at medium heat for a few minutes, then reduce and stir occasionally.
- When the apples are steamy, add flavoring such as one teaspoon of cinnamon powder, 1-2 drops Young Living Ginger Essential Oil. Other suggested spices are nutmeg, cardamom.
- Stir occasionally until the apple pieces start to break down and release a bit of their sauce. Then it is done.
Optionally a small amount of honey, preferably or sugar can be added, this is helpful if the apples are tart, to balance out the flavors. Also a pinch of salt actually can bring out more natural sweetness and enhance the flavor profile of the topping.
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