October 15, 2017
"A family favorite that we often stir up to enjoy at our after-church-brunches. It is great over waffles or oatmeal, and it also shows up on our fall dinner table as a wonderful side dish with roast pork or ham. The recipe calls for Granny Smiths but you may certainly choose any flavorful apple and adjust the amount of sugar to the sweetness of the apples that you select. You may also reduce the amount of butter (we do) or add a little nut oil for additional flavor (we have used walnut and pecan) - or toast some chopped nuts in the same pan before cooking, set them aside while you cook the apples, and stir them in just before serving."
- Serving Size: 1 (241.1 g)
- Calories 236.1
- Total Fat - 8 g
- Saturated Fat - 4.9 g
- Cholesterol - 20.3 mg
- Sodium - 67.7 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 44.3 g
- Dietary Fiber - 2.9 g
- Sugars - 38.3 g
- Protein - 0.7 g
- Calcium - 15.4 mg
- Iron - 0.2 mg
- Vitamin C - 8.6 mg
- Thiamin - 0 mg
Step by Step Method
Core, peel and slice apples in 1/2 inch thick wedges (you may also dice your apples - for quicker cooking)
Melt butter in a heavy skillet over medium-low heat.
Add apples, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Sauté, stirring occasionally, for 15 to 20 minutes, or until apples are tender.
No special items needed.
The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.
- Choose apples that are sweet and flavorful for the best results.
- You can adjust the amount of sugar to the sweetness of the apples that you select.
- Substitute olive oil for the butter. The benefit of this substitution is that it provides a healthier alternative with fewer saturated fats.
- Substitute coconut sugar for the brown sugar. The benefit of this substitution is that it is a more natural and lower glycemic sugar alternative.
Caramelized Apples Melt butter in a heavy skillet over medium-low heat. Add apples and sauté for 10 minutes. Increase heat to medium-high and add brown sugar. Cook for an additional 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until apples are golden brown and caramelized.
Baked Ham with Maple Glaze - This sweet and savory dish is the perfect accompaniment to the Fried Apples. The brown sugar and spices in the apples will pair nicely with the maple glaze on the ham, creating a delicious and balanced meal.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts: Roasted Brussels sprouts are a great side dish to pair with the Baked Ham with Maple Glaze. The savory flavor of the sprouts, combined with the sweetness of the maple glaze, will create a delicious balance of flavors in the meal. Roasting the sprouts will also bring out their natural sweetness, making them a great addition to the meal.
Q: What kind of apples should I use?
A: The recipe calls for Granny Smith apples, but you may certainly choose any flavorful apple and adjust the amount of sugar to the sweetness of the apples that you select.
Q: How much sugar should I add?
A: The amount of sugar you should add depends on the sweetness of the apples you are using. Start with 1/4 cup of sugar and adjust according to your taste.
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