Fresh apples get a quick simmer with warming cinnamon and cardamom. The sauce is delicious with pancakes, crepes, and desserts.
Simmered Apples with Cinnamon and Cardamom: such a simple recipe to make, but so, so delicious. Fresh apples get a simmer with sugar, cinnamon and a hint of cardamom. The apples soften just a bit, and the sugar and juices cook into a sweet syrup.
Cardamom is a favorite fall spice of mine - like in my Lemon Cardamom Sweet Rolls, and it pairs perfectly here with tart apples and cinnamon.
Why you'll love these apples
Easy, easy, easy - I think this is the first reason you'll love these apples! It only takes a five minute simmer on the stove, then the apples are ready to go.
Spoon the warm apples and sauce over a dish of ice cream, or fold them into delicate crêpes. Ladle them over a stack of pancakes or a fresh, split scone.
You can also chill and refrigerate the Simmered Apples, then enjoy them layered in a parfait. Or spooned over yogurt with crunchy granola!
🔪 How to make this recipe
Step 1: Cut the apples
Remove the peels and cores from the apples, then cut them into small chunks.
Step 2: Combine the apples and spices
Put the apples, spices, and sugar into a saucepan and stir them together.
Step 3: Bring them to a simmer
Heat the apples over medium-high heat until they begin to simmer.
Step 4: Simmer them 'til they're soft
Simmer the apples over medium heat for about 5 minutes, until they've softened but still have a little crispness. Then they're ready to serve!
The recipe is below, plus these other sweet treats:
💬 Have you made these simmered apples? Tell me what you think! Leave a comment and a star rating below.
Simmered Apples with Cinnamon and Cardamom
- 4 tart apples, washed
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
- Peel and core the apples. Cut the apples into chunks, about 1 inch to 1½ inches big.
- Stir together the apples, sugar, water, cinnamon, and cardamom in a medium pan.
- Heat the mixture over medium-high heat to bring it to a simmer, stirring the apples often.
- Lower the heat a little to maintain the simmer, then cook the apples for about 5 minutes, stirring a few times - until the mixture has thickened and the apples pieces are a little soft but with a light crunch in the center.
- Remove the pan from the heat and allow the apples to cool for 5 minutes. Serve the sauce while it's still warm.