Apples in Red Wine -
Mele al Vino Rosso

Preparation Time: 25 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes
Serves 6

Ingredients:

6 Granny Smith apples
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup sweet red wine
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon flour

Peel and cut the apples in half and take out the core. Place them in a bowl with cold water and the salt to prevent discoloration.

In a large skillet combine wine, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and 1/2 cup of water, and bring it to boil over high heat.

Add the apples, reduce the heat, and simmer covered for 10 minutes, turning them over once.

Remove the apples from the wine sauce and add the flour, sifting slowly while mixing with a wire whisk to prevent lumping (If lumps cannot be prevented, remove them with a slotted spoon).

Simmer for 5 minutes or until thickened, stirring constantly. Arrange the apples on 6 salad plates, spoon the wine sauce over the top, and serve hot.

The smell of these apples cooking reminds me of autumn and wine making. My grandfather cooked apples for my brothers and me in the new wine at harvest time. It was a treat we loved and looked forward to every year.

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