I don’t know about you, but if there is one thing in the world that I can’t possibly resist, it would have to be apples and cinnamon. You see, me and apples with cinnamon -we go way back. There is a history there that can never be forgotten, and apart from the fact that cinnamon and apples are a match made in taste bud heaven, I think that it is these lingering memories that make any thing with apple spice so irresistible to me.
Growing up, my mum worked hard to keep our diets as healthy and balanced as she could, while still allowing us to enjoy the wonders of delicious homemade foods. So while we were allowed to indulge in a scoop of ice cream or a slice of chocolate cake for dessert from time to time, for the most part those kinds of desserts were reserved for special occasions, and were not part of our regular meal plan. However, after we had finished our suppers – including all of the broccoli and carrots on our plates – we were always rewarded with a little something sweet at the end of the day.
My mum’s go-to desserts were usually freshly cut fruits, which she would jazz up with a little something extra – like bananas with a bit of milk and brown sugar; or fresh strawberries with whipped cream; or apples with cinnamon and a bit of brown sugar. Looking back on it now, this dessert seems so simple and yet, this was one of my favourites as a child. I mean how can you go wrong with apples and cinnamon? The answer to that question is simple – you can’t – like I said before, they are a match made in heaven.