Friday, July 23, 2010

Cinnamony Apples

Haven't we all heard the saying ,an apple a day keeps the doctor away.Then why wait ! Make this and you wouldn't be sorry .This is a yummy gooey apple dessert that can be had with ice cream ,whipped cream or even with your pancakes.Those of you who have a husband,wife or a child who is a doctor keep yourself away from this as too many apples may keep them away from you.:)
2 medium-large  tart apples, cored, peeled and thinly sliced
2 Tablespoon lemon juice (only needed if the apples are not tart)
1/2 cup water, divided
3 Tablespoons sugar
1 Tablespoon raisins
1/2 Tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
dash ground nutmeg
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
Ice cream  optional
1. In medium-sized saucepan, heat fruit, 1/4 cup water,lemon juice, sugar, raisins, butter, cinnamon, and nutmeg, stirring occasionally, until boiling. Boil just  until fruit is tender.
2. In small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and 1/4 cup water until smooth. Add to fruit mixture. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, and cook for 1-2 minutes, until thickened.
3. Serve warm fruit mixture with ice cream or whipped cream if desired

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