Simple and delicious fried apples make a comforting side dish perfect for autumn suppers including pork chops, cabbage rolls and roast beef.
Easy Fried Apples
Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime
This post has been updated from 6.19.2013
My recipe of the day is for easy fried apples, which is something I like to make every year as early autumn takes hold and apples are being harvested heavily at the orchards.
A Family Favorite Full of Memories
I made these for my brother a few years back, when I visited back home when Mom passed away. He has since passed away as well. He really enjoyed these and I am glad I had a chance to cook these for him. It is the type of cooking I think he liked most, being a meat and potatoes country cooking kind of guy. And it’s the way I have always made them, quick simple, and easy. Even though he liked this kind of food, I don’t think he had ever had them before.
These skillet fried apples make a great side for breakfast and tastes like apple pie without the crust.
What Kind of Apples Should I Use?
The kind of apples you use does make a difference. There are sweet apples, there are tart apples. There are apples which hold their shape under cooking, and those which just turn into sauce. Refer to an apple chart for apples available in your area if you need to be sure. You can easily up the amounts to cook in the same skillet if you need extra.
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Easy Fried Apples
- 3 cooking apples sweet, such as Empire, Fuji, Jonagold, Paula reds, etc.
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- Cinnamon to taste
- 1/4 cup apple cider
- Peel, core and slice apples.
- Melt butter in a skillet and cook apples over low heat until they become tender, adding the apple cider after they brown to aid them getting soft.
- Sprinkle apples with cinnamon and stir in brown sugar and cook until apples caramelize, but not so long as to burn the sugar.
- Serve hot.