Brandied Caramel Apple Recipe
This gorgeous Brandied Caramel Apple Recipe comes courtesy of a much treasured hand written note passed down from my mother-in-law to her son on the event of his departure from home as a young man.
She sent him out in to the world equipped and ready to look after himself. So impressive I think.
I don’t think I could fall for a man that could not cook. There is something peculiar about an adult who cannot master such a basic and essential skill. Because really, we can all cook if we try. Right?
I love a simple dessert recipe and this one is oh so old fashioned. Leave out the brandy if you must. You can serve these apples with ice-cream or cream or even atop a pile of pancakes. I have long had it in my mind to drape them over a cake of some sort. I quite fancy that idea.
- ½ cup of brown sugar
- 60g of butter
- ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
- a pinch of nutmeg
- a pinch of mixed spice
- 2 tablespoons of brandy
- 4 large granny smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced.
- In a clean frying pan melt together the brown sugar and butter over low heat.
- Once it is melted add the nutmeg, mixed spice and brandy and stir through.
- Next, add in the cored, peeled and sliced apple and cook gently until just softened (3-5 minutes depending on size).
- Serve with vanilla bean ice-cream, greek yoghurt or spoon over the top of your favourite cake for an impressive topping.
I have used my favourite apple peeler/ cutter to prepare these apples, but you can just slice your apples for an equally good result.
If you do make these apples, then let me know how you eat them. Pictures are more than welcome.
I hope you enjoy.