Red wine poached apples. #foodie Friday

We don’t eat dessert often. When I do make dessert it’s something like this. These are really delicious as well as beautiful and wholesome too. The red wine makes for a delightfully striking look, but you can use brandy instead, too. I actually prefer the flavor with brandy, but you can’t beat this red color and honestly it’s pretty close in terms of yumminess too. Of note, all the alcohol is cooked out of this so there is no alcohol left in it by the time the dish is served.

So, this is so easy.

●  2 apples cored and cut in half (I left peels on as I like them and they are good for us, but do as you prefer)
● 3/4 cup red wine
● 1 tsp cinnamon
● 1 tsp nutmeg
● 2 tsp honey
● 1/4 cup of chopped walnuts

Put the apples face down in the wine and spices in as small a pot as will take all the apples. The deeper the wine the better. If you don’t have a snug pot increase the amount of wine just a bit. You can adjust all the flavors to your liking, as well. Most people would probably want to add more honey. I actually make it with no added sweetener at all most often.

So bring it all to a boil and then put it on low until the apples are soft. 1/2 hour or so, depending on the size of the apples. Let cool for a bit and then serve with chopped walnuts sprinkled on top.

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