Fried Apples – With just a few simple ingredients, you can turn plain apples into a delicious side dish for dinner or a tasty addition to breakfast!
Have you ever had Fried Apples? If you have, then you know how purely comforting and sweetly addicting they are! I liken it to eating apple pie without the crust. Mmmm, good stuff! Here’s the thing, this is one of the easiest recipes ever! With easily accessible and common ingredients, you can whip up a batch of Fried Apples for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert! You might even have everything you need to make this recipe right now!
Fried Apples recipe
- granny smith apples
- real butter
- lemon juice
- granulated sugar
- brown sugar
- ground cinnamon
These Fried Apples aren’t the worst thing you can eat on your diet, but they’re not exactly the healthiest thing either. You can easily make these more diabetic-friendly by switching the sugar with a sugar substitute. Other than that, I am pretty sure these do not fit on Keto, Whole-30, Paleo, or any other diet.
How to make Fried Apples
- Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add apples and lemon juice; cook for 2-3 minutes. Stir in both sugars. Continue to cook an additional 5 to 8 minutes or until apples are soft, but not mushy. Stir in the cinnamon.
- In a small bowl, mix the cornstarch and water; immediately pour cornstarch mixture into the apple mixture and stir. Cook for 1-2 minutes or until the sauce thickens slightly. Serve warm.
Fried Apples – Questions
Can I freeze Fried Apples?Although I have never done this, I imagine it can be done. I would suggest slightly undercooking the apples, so they don’t turn into mush.
What goes well with Fried Apples?Everything!! ? Seriously, I could eat these Fried Apples all the time! Some of my favorite meals are paired with ham or turkey. They are also great with any kind of comfort food meal – things I feel like my grandma would have made. You can eat them for breakfast. And sometimes, I eat it over vanilla (or cinnamon!) ice cream.
Do I have to peel the apples?Technically, no. I’ve made this recipe numerous times without peeling the apples first. However, sometimes, I notice once the apples are cooked, the peel tends to separate from the apple. If that’s something that doesn’t bother you, then go for it. I prefer to peel my apples, but it doesn’t always happen that way.
What kind of apples should I use to make Fried Apples?I think it’s a matter of personal choice. I love using a firm and tart variety. Granny Smith is my go-to choice because they hold up well when cooked, and they taste magical with the cinnamon and sugar – like apple pie without the crust!
How did you like the recipe
In the comments below, let me know how this recipe came out for you! Did you and your family totally adore it?! Or did you have to make variations? If you have questions about any part of the recipe, too, ask away!
Other recipes you may enjoy
- 4 large granny smith apples, peeled, cored, and sliced into wedges
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) real butter
- juice of 1 lemon
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon (or more to taste)
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon water
- Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the apples and lemon juice; cook for 2-3 minutes. Stir in both sugars. Continue to cook an additional 5 to 8 minutes or until apples are soft, but not mushy. Stir in the cinnamon.
- In a small bowl, mix the cornstarch and water; immediately pour the cornstarch mixture into the apple mixture and stir. Cook for 1-2 minutes or until the sauce thickens slightly. Serve warm.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 154Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 11mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 4gSugar: 29gProtein: 1g
Please note that the nutritional information listed on this page is an estimation based on the products I used. Ingredients and nutritional information can vary greatly between brands. Always be sure to read labels.
First published on July 31, 2105. Post updated on September 16, 2019.