Vanilla Spiced Apples

These sweet vanilla spiced apples are perfect served on top of ice cream, pancakes or French toast. Ready in under 30 minutes and such a great use for all those fall apples. 

These sweet vanilla spiced apples are perfect served on top of ice cream, pancakes or French toast. Ready in under 30 minutes and such a great use for all those fall apples.

 

If there is one thing I love it’s smothering my ice cream in warm vanilla spiced apples. I also love smothering my pancakes and French toast in these lovely little apples. They are so easy to make and PACKED with vanilla bean paste. Of course, you can use fresh vanilla bean pulp instead of paste but I find the paste to be the easiest to use.

If you haven’t gotten on the vanilla bean paste train I suggest you pack your bags and get on board STAT.

I mean who doesn’t love apples mixed with vanilla bean paste, brown sugar and just a pinch of kosher salt. So perfectly sweet. 

These sweet vanilla spiced apples are perfect served on top of ice cream, pancakes or French toast. Ready in under 30 minutes and such a great use for all those fall apples.

I actually made these apples and put them on the blog in 2011 but the pictures were so sad I had to redo them for this year. Also, I have a lot of new readers since 2011 and it’s important that all my posts get some loving.

Actually, it’s my plan this year to redo a lot of my old posts to promote some of my old work.

No sense in making new stuff and forgetting about my old stuff.

You know?

These sweet vanilla spiced apples are perfect served on top of ice cream, pancakes or French toast. Ready in under 30 minutes and such a great use for all those fall apples.

Now for my original set of pictures, I served this over French toast but this time around I opted to serve this over vanilla ice cream.

I mean, it’s ice cream. Who doesn’t love that?

These sweet vanilla spiced apples are perfect served on top of ice cream, pancakes or French toast. Ready in under 30 minutes and such a great use for all those fall apples.

The recipe is super simple and ready in under 30 minutes. I like to eat them warm but they are equally delicious room temperature or even cold.

Oh, and don’t be alarmed by the large amount of water you add to the recipe. Because it’s mixed with cornstarch it helps the apple cook until they’re soft all while cooking down until thick and luxurious.

Is it acceptable to want to swim in a bowl of vanilla spice apples? Cause I do.

And I might.

These sweet vanilla spiced apples are perfect served on top of ice cream, pancakes or French toast. Ready in under 30 minutes and such a great use for all those fall apples.

Looking for more awesome apple recipes? Try my Vanilla Bean Apple Pie Phyllo Bites, Apple Pie Coffee CakeSpiced Pork Chops with Charred Poblano Apple SalsaShaved Brussels Sprout Apple Bacon Salad or my Apple Pie Smoothie Bowl

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Vanilla Spiced Apples

Sweet vanilla spiced apples are perfect served on top of ice cream, pancakes or French toast. They are a sweet way to start or end your day.

Yield: 2 cups

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 apples, peeled, cored and sliced into wedges
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 1-1/2 cups cold water
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

Source: Adapted from Kat's GF Kitche

Directions:

Add butter to a large skillet and melt over medium heat.

Once melted add apple slices and cook for 5 minutes to soften apples.

Add brown sugar, vanilla bean paste, kosher salt and stir to combine.

In a mixing glass whisk together the cold water and cornstarch and pour into the apple mixture.

Continue to cook over medium heat until apples are soft, about 15 minutes. When apples are soft you can turn up the heat to quickly thicken the syrup. The apples and syrup will be ready once it reaches maple syrup consistency.

26 Responses to “Vanilla Spiced Apples”

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    Lisa @ Sweet as Sugar Cookies — May 2, 2011 at 5:20 am

    This looks divine. Now I wish I had some of that vanilla paste.

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    5 Star Foodie — May 2, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Vanilla spiced apples sound wonderful, definitely great over French toast!

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    Faith — May 2, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    The Neilson-Massey vanilla bean paste is seriously amazing…I bet it was wonderful with the apples! And I love the idea of serving the apples on French toast!

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    Rachel @ Rachel's Recipe Reviews — May 2, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Oh my. Can I have a breakfast do-over? This looks so good. I love warm fruit with French toast or pancakes.

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    Jessica — May 2, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    That looks amazing! I am hoping to find some of that paste in the Ohio area….wish me luck!

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    Dana — May 2, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Those look sooo delicious! Great idea putting them over french toast. Yum!

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    cooking rookie — May 2, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Beautiful apples, they look just right! Yum!! Stumbled 🙂

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    Joanne — May 2, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Do you think it would be acceptable to just make a meal out of those apples? Because…I won’t be able to stop eating them.

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    Kristen — May 2, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    Those apples would turn breakfast into a feast! They sound delicious.

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    EmandM — May 2, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    these look so amazing!!! I’ve never heard of vanilla bean paste, but now I have to try it!

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    Erica — May 2, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    mmm cooked apples. I can smell them already 🙂 SO good. And I agree- vanilla bean paste is such an awesome ingredient. I had no idea what I was missing until my MIL sent me some. It is a FABULOUS day due to our service men & women…job well done!

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    Megan'sCookin' — May 3, 2011 at 12:19 am

    I love to use vanilla paste and this looks like a great breakfast!

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    grace — May 3, 2011 at 6:06 am

    what a wonderful french toast, waffle, pancake, and crepe topper! i imagine the smell alone is quite heavenly. 🙂

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    Blond Duck — May 3, 2011 at 11:46 am

    I’ve still been waiting to make your spiced apples! 🙂 Now I’ll make these!

    Writing Contest at the Pond–the kids you nanny for should enter!

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    Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) — May 3, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    My mouth is watering just looking at these. I’ve got a ton of apples at home and will be making this immediately upon my arrival there. I don’t even want to wait that long!

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    megan @ whatmegansmaking — May 4, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    so simple and they look so good! I need to get some vanilla bean paste!

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    julie golden — January 11, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    I can’t find the paste. What would be the equivalent in vanilla extract?

    • nutmegnanny replied: — January 12th, 2014 @ 5:05 pm

      Hi Julie! I would add in 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract and give it a taste. If it needs more vanilla flavor I would add 2 more teaspoons. Hope you love the apples!

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    Julia Mueller — September 12, 2017 at 10:11 am

    Oh my gaaaaawsh, these photos are making me water at the mouth! I’ve been trying to re-shoot or re-edit old photos too, and recipes like this are sheer pleasure to re-make. Loving the cozy fall flavors here!

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    jen — September 12, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    This looks like the perfect way to welcome in fall! So perfect!!

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    Delaney | Melanie Makes — September 12, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    These apples look absolutely delicious!

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    Paula - bell'alimento — September 12, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    I love spiced fruits over ice cream! Such an easy yet flavorful dessert.

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    Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet — September 12, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    Those sound absolutely heavenly!

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    Alice lovely — September 13, 2017 at 1:53 am

    Wow!! Such a wonderful combination, this one sounds ah-mazing!!! ….Thanks for the recipe.

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    Kim Beaulieu — September 14, 2017 at 1:17 am

    This looks SO good. I love spiced apples, especially over ice cream. I’m loving the photos.

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    Alyssa | EverydayMaven — September 15, 2017 at 12:49 am

    I feel like I need to have these in my fridge for EVERYTHING. Drool.

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