Apple Pie Cookie Gem Filling

Good morning one and all!

This is step 2 in a new recipe I developed for your Gluten-free Christmas Cookie Recipes. 
I know the last 2 days I have actually been posting preparation recipes and not actual Cookie recipes but I prefer to focus on one part at a time to give people time to get recipes made. Plus I looooooove dragging out the Christmas holidays! 

Here is the second part, of what promises to be a beautiful and delightful cookie recipe that will become a regular part of your holiday baking repertoire. 


-5-6 Medium Large Granny Smith Apples (no other apple, granny Smith hold up under baking best) 

-1/2 Cup Real Apple Juice (the brown kind, not the fake yellow pee one) 

-1 Tbsp Unsalted Butter (for sautéing) 

-1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil (for sautéing) 

-Small pinch of Kosher Salt

-1 Tbsp Real Vanilla Extract 

-2-3 tsp Cinnamon Ground

-3 Tbsp Maple Syrup

-3 Tbsp Dark Brown Sugar 

-1 1/2 Tbsp Arrowroot Powder dissolved in 1 Tbsp water

- 2 Tbsp Unsalted Butter

Method :

-Peel and cut apples in small cubes, place in water with a Tbsp of lemon juice to keep from browning. 

-In a saucepan big and deep enough to hold the apples(don't put the apples in yet), heat olive oil and butter on medium heat until butter is sizzling.

-Strain water off apples and shake well then quickly pour in pan, you do not want the butter to burn. Sautée for 4 minutes. 

-Add cinnamon

-Add salt, brown sugar and maple syrup, stir and cook for 1 minute. 

-Add juice and vanilla, cook for 2 minutes. 

-Add arrowroot starch slurry (a slurry is what you made when you mixed the arrowroot powder with the water, it's to thicken) Stir constantly and cook for 2 minutes then add the 2 Tbsp of butter. 

-Stir and remove from heat, allow to cool completely, stirring occasionally. Transfer cooled mixture to container with air see tight lid. 

-Chill until ready to use. Lasts 1 week in fridge, can freeze but not recommended. 

-Use in Salted caramel apple pie gems cookie recipe. 

Leave a comment below, I love to hear how recipes turned out for you. 

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