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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Spiced Apples with Pecans

This is such an easy side dish for Autumn meals. It's ready in a flash. When served alongside a nice pork dish or roasted chicken...yum. The pecans can be omitted, if you'd like, but they certainly add a nice crunchy texture.

3 - 4 T. butter
1/3 cup dark brown sugar
4 - 5 apples peeled and thinly sliced (I used Jonathan apples, but any firm cooking apple will do)
1 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. allspice
1/4 t. ground nutmeg
1/4 t. ground cloves
1 t. corn starch
1/3 cup chopped pecans

In a medium skillet over low heat, melt butter. Add the brown sugar and stir to combine with the melted butter. Add apples and mix in well with the melted butter and sugar. Add spices. Let apples cook for 30 - 40 minutes until they are softened.  Sprinkle with cornstarch and stir to combine.  The cornstarch will thicken the butter and sugar mixture.

Stir in pecans to mix well. Serve immediately.

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