Skillet apples are one of my favorite recipes to make. They are fast, easy and fun to make with kids. Serve them for dessert by topping them with ice cream (we like So Delicious Vanilla Bean) or Soyatoo Rice Whip. OR serve them for breakfast by topping them with granola (we like Homemade Buckwheat Granola) and/or yogurt (So Delicious Vanilla Yogurt or homemade coconut milk yogurt).
4 large Granny Smith apples, or other apple suitable for cooking
3 tbsp. coconut oil or Earth Balance dairy-free, soy-free margarine
1/2 cup apple juice
3 tbsp. brown sugar
1 tbsp. arrowroot starch
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Peel, core and slice apples into wedges (12 wedges per apple). Toss apples with a little lemon juice to keep them from browning, then set aside.
In a small bowl, stir together the brown sugar, arrowroot and cinnamon. Set aside.
Melt coconut oil or margarine in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add the apples and cook, stirring often, until beginning to soften, about 5 - 10 minutes. Add the apple juice and bring to a simmer. Cover and cook apples until tender - another 5 - 10 minutes. Add the brown sugar mixture and cook uncovered, stirring constantly, until the sauce is thickened, about 1 - 3 minutes.
Place apples into individual serving dishes, spooning sauce over top. Serve warm with a dollop of ice cream for dessert, or with granola for breakfast!