Line a heavy bottomed frying pan with the apple wedges, leaving no gaps as shown. Cover with a lid and cook over low heat for 15 to 20 minutes.
Turn the slices over halfway to cook through. When the apple slices have exuded moisture and have become very limp, take the lid off.
Add the sugar and rum, leave the lid off and cook over medium heat to evaporate the moisture and reduce the juices.
One the moisture is almost gone and the bubbles in the pan are big, add cinnamon, simmer a little more to reduce, and it's done! (Turn the slices over again to coat them in the cinnamon once it's added.)
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Story Behind this Recipe
I make this a lot during apple season. I use it for cake, for apple pie, in bread or on sweet pizza, serve it with ice cream... this sweet simmered apple is so versatile. The cinnamon and rum really make it taste great!
Don't put the sugar in at the start. Draw out the moisture from the apple first, and cook it through slowly - that's the key! Once the rum and cinnamon are added the flavor really improves. If you don't like rum or cinnamon, this is also delicious with vanilla essence and a little butter! Try some variations!