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Apple Pie Toast Topping

Yields1 Serving

You can have apple pie anytime when you don’t need to worry about the pastry part!

You can add this apple pie-inspired toast topping to any breakfast or brunch item, really. However, it’s perfect when warmed up and spooned on top of a hot piece of buttered toast on a weekend morning. You can also use it to fill crepes or top French toast. Easily double or triple to use up as many apples as you can!

Why I Use...


 2 tbsp unsalted butter
 3 apples, peeled, cored and cut into medium-sized pieces
 1 tsp lemon juice
 ¼ cup sugar
 ½ cup water
 ¼ tsp cinnamon
 1 pinch freshly grated nutmeg
 ½ tbsp water + cornstarch


If saving for a later date, let cool completely before adding to an airtight container and refrigerating for up to 5 days.



Melt butter in a medium-sized saucepan on medium-high heat.


Let the butter come up to a bubble and slightly brown before adding apples, lemon juice, sugar, water, cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg.


Let come up to boil and bubble for a few minutes until the sugar has dissolved and apples are fork-tender.


Stir together ½ tbsp. of cornstarch and water in a small bowl and gently stir into boiling apple mixture.


Let bubble for another minute to let thicken.


Once thickened, take off the heat and let cool slightly before using.