Apples simmered with sugar and cinnamon.. makes a great sundae topping over vanilla ice cream, or as a pancake topping! Adjust cinnamon and sugar to taste.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a saucepan, combine the apples, sugar, cinnamon and water. Stir to dissolve sugar, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, and simmer for 10 minutes, or until apples are soft and syrup has thickened. Serve over pancakes or ice cream.

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Nutrition Facts

136.9 calories; 0.2 g protein; 35.9 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 1.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
12/01/2008
Very very yummy. We actually used this as a side dish with dinner. I agree that one teaspoon of cinnamon instead of one tablespoon is better. And I just noticed the other reviewer's suggestion to put it in oatmeal...can't wait to try that in the morning! Thanks for the great recipe Lauren! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/05/2009
This really did not turn out "syrupy". I let it cook for 15-20 min in hopes that more water would boil off to form a syrup. It never did. If I make this again I'll just skip adding extra water because enough water is drawn out of the apples by the sugar. The apples were very good though - I cut down on cinnamon and added a bit of nutmeg. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 62
  • 4 star values: 34
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
12/01/2008
Very very yummy. We actually used this as a side dish with dinner. I agree that one teaspoon of cinnamon instead of one tablespoon is better. And I just noticed the other reviewer's suggestion to put it in oatmeal...can't wait to try that in the morning! Thanks for the great recipe Lauren! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/01/2008
Very very yummy. We actually used this as a side dish with dinner. I agree that one teaspoon of cinnamon instead of one tablespoon is better. And I just noticed the other reviewer's suggestion to put it in oatmeal...can't wait to try that in the morning! Thanks for the great recipe Lauren! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/05/2009
This really did not turn out "syrupy". I let it cook for 15-20 min in hopes that more water would boil off to form a syrup. It never did. If I make this again I'll just skip adding extra water because enough water is drawn out of the apples by the sugar. The apples were very good though - I cut down on cinnamon and added a bit of nutmeg. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2005
Give this a try and you won't be disappointed! I served this atop the Buttermilk Pancakes II recipe and it was delicious! I used saigon cinnamon (a bit spicier cinnamon) and Granny Smith apples. I actually halved the recipe since I was just making enough for hubby and me. Other than that though I followed exactly. Bravo thanks for sharing Lauren! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/11/2010
We're cinnamon lovers but thought this recipe calls for too much! The cinnamon was a little overwhelming almost bitter. The second time I made this I used 1 tsp & it was perfect. Used it to top dutch babies & it looked very pretty. I've also used it to top pancakes & they were delicious! Thanks for a good start on a nice & simple syrup recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2012
I used homemade apple pie spice instead of plain cinnamon and apple cider instead of water. I spooned this topping over homemade vanilla frozen yogurt. We ate every. single. bite. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2006
the apples were a great side dish for our shake n bake pork chops. we even dipped the pork chops into the extra syrup. yum! will make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2010
What a great idea for using over pancakes! Yum! I used two gala apples and decreased the sugar to 1/4 cup because gala apples are pretty sweet as it is. Decreased the cinnamon to 1 tsp as previous reviewers recommended. I didn't decrease the amount of water. Granted the syrup doesn't thicken up which is what previous reviewers were commenting on but oh my goodness the liquid tastes so good I didn't care! It soaked right into the pancakes and the flavour was incredible! Thank you very much for such a great recipe:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2010
This is definetly on my top two favorite syrup list. I made buttermilk pancakes with this and my husband could not stop talking about how great it was. Thanks for the great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2010
I thought we would be appled out after using most of the 8lbs if apples from apple picking but my house guests and I just couldn't get enough of this awesome recipe. It was perfect with our homemade waffles. Read More
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