|A very versatile apple and walnut filling|
that can be used to enhance a variety of dishes...
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
1 cup walnuts, finely chopped
2 cups of fresh granny smith apples, peeled, cored, and cubed small
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons cornstarch
Combine butter, brown sugar, and chopped walnuts in a small saucepan, and cook while stirring for 3 minutes. Add apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice, vanilla, and cornstarch. Heat while stirring until filling thickens and apples are tender, but not mushy. Let filling cool completely.
Tip: This filling (or sauce) can be used to fill crepes, stuff braided bread, serve along side pork chops, or over vanilla ice cream, over hot oatmeal, waffles, pancakes, and so on. -- The uses are endless - Enjoy!