4 apples, peeled (optional) and cored and thinly sliced
½ cup sweetener
Juice of ½ lemon
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 tablespoon rum (optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1. Combine the apples, sweetener, lemon juice, in a saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until the apples break down, about 15 minutes.
2. Add the butter, rum, and vanilla, and continue to cook over low heat until saucy, stirring occasionally, for another 30 minutes or so. Serve hot or at room temperature.