This recipe has so few ingredients because some of them do double duty. For example, while the apple cider is poaching the apples, it’s also reducing down into a syrupy sauce without the help of any added sugar. The toasted hazelnuts add texture and crunch, but also stand in for a streusel topping. If you think about it, the dish is like a healthier, deconstructed version of apple crisp. Serve it with yogurt, or whipped cream, or dare we say it—a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Make sure to budget in enough time to really reduce the apple cider (but don’t worry, it’s all hands-off).
6 cups apple cider
4 peeled apples
1 cinnamon stick
Chopped toasted hazelnuts, for serving
Yogurt or whipped cream (optional)
Sat fat 2.5g
How to Make It
Bring apple cider, apples, and cinnamon stick to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat and simmer until the apples are tender, about 30 minutes; remove the apples and let cool. Boil the cider until reduced to ½ cup, about 40 minutes. Spoon the cider sauce over the apples and top with chopped toasted hazelnuts and yogurt or whipped cream (optional).
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