Sunday, September 25, 2011

Sauteed Apples with Thyme {Applefest Recipe #7}

I really enjoy apples cooked over the stove top or baked in the oven, smothered in brown sugar and cinnamon.  But I always wind up putting it in it's own little bowl or cup and eating it after I've cleaned my plate....because....let's face it, it's a dessert.  

These apples will make you feel much better about adding it to your dinner plate.  The normal sweetness of the apple is still there, but there is no added sugar.  The thyme and lemon zest really complement the cooked apples.  Enjoy!

4 McIntosh apples, or Golden Delicious apples (or a mix of both)
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon fresh thyme, leaves
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
Coarse salt and ground pepper

Core apples. Cut each apple into 8 wedges; halve wedges crosswise.
Heat 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat. 

This can't be a bad start, can it?

Add apples and 1 teaspoon each fresh thyme leaves and grated lemon zest; season with coarse salt and ground pepper. Cook, tossing occasionally, until apples are just tender when pierced with the tip of a paring knife, 3 to 5 minutes.

    Thanks for checking out today's Applefest recipe!  Tomorrow will be a REALLY yummy that is a staple around my house in the fall.  Want a hint?  It's a condiment!  Weird, huh?  Check back tomorrow!

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