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Happy Halloween – Drunken Apple Recipe

Happy Halloween!


Unfortunately today is quite windy and not ideal for trick-or-treating…but that didn’t stop us from getting out this morning and running with our fellow Mile One Friends while we set out to run in costume down Broadway.

I have a great recipe to share with you all to honor this holiday as well as our fellow runners who will be running in the NYC marathon.

I am a lover of all things apple.  I also received too many apples in my bountiful basket order this week and won’t be able to consume them all before they go bad….so…I made my favorite “fall treat”

Famous Dave’s Drunken Apples, (yes, the restaurant…but this is a “healthier” and equally yummy version).

I peeled and cut 6 lbs of apples, they were a mixture of red delicious and gala.  I took the zest of one lemon as well as juice of lemon and tossed the sliced apples in the lemon zest and juice.wpid-20151031041033.jpg


In a large saucepan I added 3 Tbsp of coconut oil and heated over medium heat until the oil melted.  

Next I added a mixture of coconut palm sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, local honey, and amaretto to the coconut oil and cooked over medium heat for one minute.


coconut palm sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg


we buy honey in jugs…it’s safe to say with love the golden nectar

In a separate cup mix together orange juice concentrate with water and arrowroot powder. 


Add the orange mixture into the sauce pan and stir while brining to a boil.wpid-20151031040907.jpg

Once the liquid is boiling and has thickened turn down temperature and fold in the sliced apples.wpid-20151031040855.jpg

Cook over medium low heat until apples are desired doneness.  I like mine on the crunchier side.wpid-20151031040842.jpg

This is great on it’s own, but also great served on pancakes, waffles, yogurt, as a side with your favorite holiday dishes…it really goes with anything in my opinion.




Drunken Apples
healthier version of the chain popular side dish
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  1. 3 lbs apples
  2. zest 1/2 lemon
  3. juice from 1/2 lemon
  4. 3 tbsp. coconut oil
  5. 1/4 C. coconut sugar
  6. 1 tsp. cinnamon
  7. 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  8. 3 tbsp. amaretto
  9. 3 tbsp. honey
  10. 3 tbsp. orange juice concentrate
  11. 1/3 C. cold water
  12. 1 tbsp. arrowroot
  1. Peel, core, and slice apples
  2. zest and juice half of lemon
  3. toss apples in zest and juice of lemon
  4. heat sauce pan over medium heat, melt coconut oil in pan
  5. Add coconut sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, honey, and amaretto to sauce pan and stir for one minute
  6. In separate bowl, combine concentrate, water, and arrowroot until combined
  7. Add concentrate mixture to saucepan
  8. Continuously stir while brining mixture to a boil, turn down heat once thickened
  9. Add apples and stir to combine
  10. Cook until apples are desired doneness
  1. use any apple variety you like or if you're like me whatever you have in excess
  2. serve over ice-cream, top with granola, use as topping for pancakes...
  3. Makes a great host gift!
Adapted from people magazine
Adapted from people magazine
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