Marx Food always has terrific contests. I am entering this one very late and down to the wire. I had a tough time thinking of my favorite comfort food. And last Saturday night it hit me as I hurriedly put together a dinner for Certain Someone and I after a hellish week. As I peeled and chopped my apples, I though of my Mommy who always made me her “fried apples”‘. Hers weren’t fried but sauteed in a lot of butter with cinnamon and sugar. I could just gobble it up. I have made a more grown up version inspired by the oncoming holidays and all that Gluhwein we are about to consume.
Glamah’s Spiced Apples( serves 2)
4-6 apples peeled and cut into into wedges
1/4 cup red wine
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon Maple sugar or syrup
1/4 cup boiled apple cider( you can use frozen apple juice concentrate)
3 tablespoons sugar.
In a skillet melt the butter. Add the cloves , cinnamon,and apples. Cook a few minutes until soft, but not mushy. Add the maple sugar/Syrup and sugar.As the mix starts to bubble , add the red wine and boiled cider. cook a few minutes longer. Apples should be firm, but not mushy.
I served these up with some oven baked center cut pork chops breaded in an hazelnut and bread crumb crust seasoned with paprika, salt and pepper. It was delicious served with the apples and its sauce. Try it, I know you will love it.