The blend of flavors and textures here—crunchy, smooth, nutty, sweet, tart—makes this simple dessert irresistible. Opt for lebneh or another soft fresh cheese that won't melt quickly underneath the warm apples topped with a quick granola crumble. More Apple Recipes

Grace Parisi
May 2006

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Recipe Summary

total:
20 mins
Yield:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat the butter in a large skillet. Add the apple slices and cook them over high heat, stirring occasionally, until they are just tender and lightly browned, 5 to 6 minutes. Add the brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and lemon juice and cook, stirring and shaking the skillet, until the sugar is melted and the apples are lightly caramelized, about 5 minutes longer. Add the water and stir gently until a sauce forms.

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  • Spoon the lebneh into bowls and scrape the apples and sauce on top. Sprinkle the apples with the granola and serve.

Make Ahead

The recipe can be prepared through Step 1 up to 6 hours ahead. Rewarm before assembling.

Notes

Firm, ripe peaches, nectarines and plums, cut into wedges, would be delicious in place of the apples.

Instead of Lebneh Fromage blanc, Greek yogurt or quark.

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