I’m hosting my cooking club this month, and I’ve decided the theme will be Alcohol. Everything we make has to include some sort of alcohol as an ingredient. Fun, huh? 🙂 I’m responsible for the main dish, but I may have to make this dish as well, because I love it and it’s been a while since I made it.6 Golden Delicious Apples 1 cup orange juice 2- 3″pieces of cinnamon stick 3/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup brandy
Pare, halve, core, and cut apples into eighths (or use one of those apple corers that slices while it cores – genius!). Place in a large saucepan; add orange juice and cinnamon sticks. Bring to boiling; lower heat and simmer, covered, for 10 minutes or until apples are tender but still firm (just how I like my kisses…). Remove from heat; stir in sugar and brandy. Cool; spoon into a container. Can be stored in the refrigerator up to one month. Makes 5 cups (about 10-12 servings). Great as an accompaniment to pork, ham, or poultry, or as a dessert.
**Cook’s notes: Of course, I add more brandy. My rule of thumb is to pretty much double the alcohol in any recipe. Of course, keep in mind who you’re making it for. I took it to work once, and one girl got a little tipsy…oops. And before you go and say “the alcohol is cooked out,” I recently found out that if alcohol is added to boiling mix and removed from heat, it retains 85% of the alcohol content. This recipe calls for you to remove from heat THEN add alcohol, so it’s pretty much full strength.