Caramel-Pecan Apple Slices

Cook’s Notes: Awesome with vanilla ice cream. Easier to make than apple pie, but these glazed apple wedges have the same great flavor. If you miss the crust, serve with shortbread or ginger snap cookies. The best cinnamon comes from Penzeys. Total time: 15 minutes.

1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 Tablespoons butter (no substitutes)
2 large apples
1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted
Ground cinnamon

Peel, core, and slice each apple into 16 wedges.

In a large skillet, cook and stir the brown sugar and butter over medium heat until sugar is dissolved and butter is melted.

Add apples to the skillet. Cook, uncovered, over medium heat for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Apples should be tender but not mushy. Sprinkle with cinnamon and stir in pecans. Serve warm. Yield: 6 servings.

Source: Adapted from a recipe by Carol Gillespie, Simple & Delicious (Nov/Dec 2006). This is a wonderful recipe magazine, with lots of photos.