Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Spiced Apple In 5 Minutes

Clean 1 apple (or 2 small ones). This a a Gala apple.  Quarter it and slice out the seeds:

Grate it. Leave the skin on:

Put it in a small saucepan with a few tablespoons of water, just enough to pool about 1/4 inch at the bottom of the pan. Cover it. Bring it to a simmer using a low heat setting:

It will look like this after about 5 minutes. Stir a few times as it heats. If you use more water or cook longer it will be more like applesauce than grated apple.  I stop cooking here because I like the texture.

Let it sit in the pan covered for a couple minutes to even out in temperature. Then add spices. I added about 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon and two shakes of salt. (Salt at the subthreshold level enhances sweet taste without having to add sweetener.)

Side view. I like adding hot spiced apple to a bowl of oatmeal.

Photos: Bix


Angela and Melinda said...

Mmmmmm, looks good!

Angela and Melinda said...

Mmmmmm, looks good!

Bix said...

So many years of fancy cooking and I arrive at simple foods, single ingredients. Go figure. But it's fun.

Perovskia said...

Looks good! I might try! Royal Gala is one of my favourite apples :)

caulfieldkid said...

I tried this with a Granny Smith. I decided to add some fresh grated ginger, cinnamon, all spice and raisins. It made the oatmeal pretty special.

Thanks, Bix.

Bix said...

Raisins. Why didn't I think of that?