We all have our favorite smells in the kitchen. For instance, I love the odor of onions and garlic being sauteed in butter. And there's nothing quite as hunger-inducing as the smell of smoky bacon frying up in a pan on a weekend morning.
Likewise, there isn't anything quite like the smell of melted butter and cinnamon swirling in a skillet. It's the sort of smell that takes you back to grandma's kitchen... where the promise of fresh sweet rolls looms.
One of my favorite things to do with butter and cinnamon is to add a bit of rum and sugar to the mix.
The sauce is perfect for serving over bread pudding. And it's nearly unforgettable when served atop ice cream. But, it also works as the perfect glaze for apples.
A bit like apple pie without the crust, cinnamon butter rum glazed apples are delicious on their own or with a dollop of whipped cream. They’re even better when served warm with ice cream and spiced nuts.
Best of all, they take just minutes to prepare, so they're an easy option for a quick weeknight dessert, a topping for pancakes on the weekend, or a nice little sweet something for casual company.
There are more great recipes where this one came from! We created this dish as part of our work with the Go Bold with Butter blog, where you'll find an amazing collection of delicious recipes using real butter.