These apple rings have been created as the perfect accompaniment
to our Duo of Sausages Smothered in Apples. However, you may wish
to serve them warm over a green salad or over vanilla ice cream.
- 2 red apples, cored and sliced
- 2 green apples, cored and sliced
- 2 cups honey
- 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
- pinch of cinnamon
- pinch of nutmeg
- pinch of salt
When slicing the apples, leave the peelings on for a better presentation.
Remember that apples oxidize and turn brown quickly when exposed
to air, so always submerge the sliced apples in a bowl of water
with 2 tbsps lemon juice to prevent oxidation. In a heavy-bottomed
iron skillet, combine all of the above ingredients, except apples,
over medium-high heat. Using a wire whisk, stir well to incorporate.
Bring to a low simmer, then cook apple rings a few at a time in
the simmering liquid until tender, but not overcooked. Remove and
keep warm. Continue until all apples have been "poached"
in the sweet and sour mixture. Arrange the apples, alternating colors,
around the edge of the platter containing the smothered sausages.