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Fall is upon us and with it an abundance of fresh apples. One of our favorite fall treats is fried apples. They are so easy to make and add something special to a slow Saturday morning brunch or a delicious fall pork roast dinner.
An iron skillet (amazon link) is my favorite for frying apples or pears. It helps to give a nice caramelization and is so easy to clean afterwards with just hot water and a quick scrubbing.
There isn't much to making fried apples. I fill a skillet with sliced apples, add a couple tablespoons butter and start cooking. As I am cooking, I add a light sprinkling of sugar and cinnamon. I have been using coconut sugar and depending on the sweetness of your apples you may not need much sweetener or any at all.
You don't really need a recipe for this, but here is the general idea.
Apples, maybe 6 or so, whatever fills your skillet (We use a dozen or more for our large family of 6 and use more butter for more apples)
2 T. butter, you can use more or less
Cinnamon, I just shake some in a couple of times while cooking
Sugar, optional. I lean towards less because you don't need much. I have been using coconut sugar, but you can use granulated or brown sugar too.
Melt the butter in the skillet. Add the rest of the ingredients and cook over medium heat until the apples are fork tender and start to caramelize. Stir from time to time to help apples cook evenly. If needed, turn up the heat towards the end to help the apples caramelize a little until lightly browned.
My husband bought this heavy duty, professional quality apple slicer and corer from a local hardware store that previously offered it as a rental item. He got a great deal on it and it is handy when slicing lots of apples. You can see how it works in the video.
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Hi, I'm Faith, a former Family and Consumer Science teacher turned food blogger. I love God, my family, and food. You can usually find me in the kitchen preparing family friendly, homemade recipes and taking lots of pictures.
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