Blog #127: Besides dessert what can I make to incorporate fall spices into my dish? I had apples leftover from apple picking and wanted to use them since I plan on apple picking again LOL . Why not make an apple cinnamon sauce to serve over grilled chicken and use the leftovers for dessert?! Perfect! It was a nice sweet dish that had FALL written all over it. This was definitely a hit in my home and this apple cinnamon sauce will be a go to this fall season.
This sauce is sweet but balances well with chicken as the apple cinnamon sauce is not overly sweet. I grilled some chicken and seasoned it with salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and some allspice. However, you may use any chicken you have. As long as it is not seasoned with any strong spices, such as BBQ or lemon pepper! Not that you want your chicken bland but definitely not powerful spices as you want this sauce to stand out. After all, the sauce is what make the dish in this recipe.
I used to gala apples, as these apples are my favorite. Stick to sweeter apples and avoid granny smiths. If you do want to use granny smith apples you will have to up the sugar in this recipe.
You will need:
- 2 Gala apples
- light brown sugar
- unsalted butter
Serve it with…
I served this sauce over grilled chicken and a side of roasted vegetables. This would go well with pork, as well.
This serves 4 but my boys eat smaller portions, therefore I had leftovers. Apples freeze well and so this would be great to use for another meal. Yet, I wanted to try it with ice cream! We love ice cream in my home. I purchased some vanilla bean gelato and heated up the apple cinnamon sauce. Warm apple cinnamon sauce served over vanilla bean ice cream is like having apple pie a La Mode, without the pie! A tasty fall treat!
Here is the recipe! Enjoy the 2 for 1 deal 😋
Apple Cinnamon Sauce Served Over ChickenCourse: Lunch/DinnerCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
2 gala apples, diced small; skin on
1 tbsp of ground cinnamon
2 tbsp of light brown sugar
1/2 tsp of Allspice
1/2 tsp of cloves
1/2 tsp of nutmeg
1/4 tsp of salt
2 tbsp of unsalted butter
- In a sauce pan, melt butter and add the cinnamon, brown sugar, allspice, cloves, nutmeg and salt. Give it a stir and add the apples.
- Lower the heat and give the apples and spices a mix. Cover and cook for about 7 minutes or until the apples soften. The sauce will also thicken just a bit.
- This is great to serve over chicken or even used as a topping for ice cream!
Try this sauce on its own, as well! My baby enjoyed it as it was not too sweet and the apples were mushy.