This is essentially an apple pie filling without the crust. Very tasty.
6 c sliced apples
1 c water, divided
3 T butter
1/2 c brown sugar
1 t cinnamon
1/8 t salt
3 T arrowroot powder or cornstarch
1/2 c coarsely chopped walnuts
1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Put sliced apples in a baking dish or deep pie pan–something that will hold the ingredients easily.
2. Mix 3/4 cup of the water, the brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, and salt in a pot and heat until the butter melts. Add the arrowroot or cornstarch to the remaining 1/4 c water and stir until smooth. Gradually add this to the mixture in the pot, stirring constantly. Bring to the boil. Remove from heat and pour over apples. Add the walnuts and combine everything (or not).
3. Cover and bake until apples are soft, 45 to 55 minutes (check at the 45 minute mark). The time will vary depending on the thickness of the apples slices and the kind of apple(s) used. Serve warm or at room temperature, with cream, yogurt, or vanilla ice cream (or just plain).