I created this sauce to join the fillings options on our Crêpes Sunday gathering. Apples are simmered until tender in a sweet sauce that is spiced with cinnamon and a hint of cardamom. It's a delicious accompaniment at breakfast for pancakes, muffins, yogurt and crêpes. It's great with desserts too, spooned warm over vanilla ice cream or a slice of vanilla cake, or layered in a parfait.
Simmered Apples with Cinnamon & Cardamom
- 4 apples, washed, peeled, cored and sliced
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
- In a medium pan, stir together the apples, sugar, water, cinnamon and cardamom. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat, stirring often. Cook for about 7 minutes until the mixture has thickened and the apples are soft. Remove from the heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Serve while warm.