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Skillet Cinnamon Apples

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Looking for a quick dessert? Look no further! It has been found! I was wandering around my kitchen the other day and wanted something sweet but didn’t want to put a lot of time into the preparation. I saw my cast iron skillet and then a bowl full of apples. Wah Lah! An idea. How about making a quick apple dessert in my pan. I put some butter in my pan and popped it into the oven to melt. While that was working I started peeling and cutting my apples. I would recommend cutting your slices thick instead of thin. I found the thinner slices to shrink a lot. Arrange the apples on top of the butter, sprinkle with oats, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Throw in the oven and cook for about 20 to 30 minutes. You’re looking for your apples to be soft but not mushy. Pull the apples out of the oven, let cool for a few minutes and then serve. Or you can do what I did….eat it right out of the pan 🙂 The apples are soft, sweet and full of cinnamon flavor. The brown sugar creates a delicious syrup and in some places creates an almost caramel like texture. The next night I warmed up the apples in the microwave and put a few scoops of brown sugar ice cream on top…..heaven 🙂 Enjoy!!!

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Apples waiting to get topped.

Skillet Cinnamon Apples:

3 T. butter
2 – 3 apples – peeled and quartered
1/4 C. quick cooking oats
1/2 C. light or dark brown sugar
Sprinkle of cinnamon on top
Light zest of fresh nutmeg on top

Preheat oven 350 degrees
Melt butter in cast iron skillet and lay apple slices in one layer on bottom of pan. Sprinkle oats, brown sugar and spices on top of apples. Cook for 20 to 30 minutes until apples are soft.