Delicious homemade apple pie topped wafflesApple season is here, and there are bunches of apples ready to be picked.
Apple cobblers, apple sauce, apple cider, apple muffins, candy apples… there are so many delicious options for the abundance of apples! One morning an apple pie craving hit and I decided to try a simplified twist on classic apple pie.
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It was only about 8 a.m., and making an entire apple pie was not an option. I essentially decided to create a simple apple pie filling and used it to top my homemade buttermilk waffles. The following is an "un-recipe" as it's not precisely exact, but more of a general guide.
Note: 1 apple yields about 2 servings (enough topping for two).
Apple Pie topping via Little Life of Mine (used for waffles, pancakes, French toast, oatmeal)
1 green apple; peeled, cored, and sliced
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon brown sugar
Sprinkle to taste: cinnamon
Dash: ground nutmeg
1. Peel and core your
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