This recipe from my husband, The Chef Instead, is one of his favourites for Sunday breakfast. When we worked as caterers in the movie business together, he used to make this for the cast and crew to add to pancakes or waffles or even hot oatmeal. It’s good with yogurt, or even ice cream as a dessert!
8 large apples, peeled, cored, and cubed
(Gala apples, Nicola, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith or even Spartan all would work for this, as long as they are a hard style apple for cooking )
2 cups water
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tbsp cornstarch at the end to make it a bit thicker if necessary
1/8 tsp ground cloves
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
In a large saucepan, combine the water, apples, sugar, spice and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the apples are tender but not mushy and the mixture is a bit thicker. around 10 to 15 minutes. If needed, add your cornstarch diluted in a touch of water.
Remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature before serving and remember this mixture will also thicken a bit as it cools off.
Serve warm with breakfast dishes like pancakes, French toast, or even waffles and ice cream as a dessert after a day outside.