Skillet Roasted Apples with Salted Caramel Sauce
Christmas is less than two weeks away! And while I know you’re probably being bombarded with delicious sweets – cakes, cookies, pies, and more – I have a very simple dessert recipe for you that can be made any day of the year, holiday or not: Skillet Roasted Apples with Salted Caramel Sauce.
This is a great back-up recipe. It’s the kind of recipe that is there for you when you accidentally burn the cookies because the kids distract you with questions about Santa. It’s the kind of recipe that is there for you when that cake fails to rise for no apparent reason. It’s the kind of recipe that is there for you when you’ve purchased far too many apples at the store because they’re in season and you need to do something with them before they rot! And last but certainly not least, it’s the kind of recipe that will make your home smell like home, sweet home.
Now, if that doesn’t get you to want to make this recipe, perhaps the fact that it’s made with simple, accessible ingredients will be the convincing factor. It’s made with ingredients you likely already have in your kitchen – butter, cinnamon, salt, sugar (I used Wholesome Organic Sugar) – plus fresh apples and heavy cream. Top it with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream, and you’re good to go!
- 1 tablespoon butter , softened
- 4 large apples , cored, and sliced ¼-inch thick
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 tablespoon melted butter
- ½ cup Wholesome Organic Sugar
- 2 tablespoons water
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon butter
- ½ teaspoon kosher or sea salt
- Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream for serving , if desired
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
Butter the bottom of a cast iron skillet with the softened butter. Arrange the apple slices in a concentric circle, overlapping slightly. Sprinkle with the cinnamon and drizzle with melted butter. Cover the pan with foil and roast in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until the apples are tender.
Place the sugar and water in a heavy saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring just until the sugar melts. Once the sugar has melted, do not stir any longer. Cook for about 8 minutes or until the sugar is the color of an old penny. Gently swirl the pan occasionally to ensure even caramelization. Carefully add the cream and whisk until smooth. Remove from the heat and whisk in the butter and salt. Let cool slightly, then drizzle over the apples and serve. Top with whipped cream or ice cream, if desired.
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