You’ll find this easy homemade fried apples recipe perfect as a side dish, a topper over ice cream or as a starter for deep dish apple pie.
Homemade Caramelized Goodness – Easy Fried Apples
What do you do when you have extra apples left over from an excursion to an apple orchard–or even those unused Macintosh or Granny Smiths in your refrigerator? The answer is: Easy Fried Apples.
With less than five ingredients and in just about five minutes or so to prepare and cook, you too can enjoy a delicious side dish or dessert that practically costs pennies on the dollar. And…did I tell you that it goes beautifully as a topping on vanilla ice cream? You’re gonna want to try this recipe!
I think every home cook has their own version of fried apples. I’ve used this recipe as a starter for apple sauce, apple pie, and apple tart tatin. The ingredients are the same but the additional ingredients make all the difference.
Maybe that is why I love this recipe so. It allows me a lot of leeway to treat my family to some applely (if that’s a word) goodness.
It’s also a super recipe to use up old apples that I really don’t know what to do with them.
Peel, core, and slice about 4-5 apples. Then, add a bit of sugar and butter and cook them in a fry pan until the apples are soft, approximately 10-15 minutes.
Once cooked, you can serve them as is or include them in a variety of recipes that require cooked apples.
To change it up, you might want to add a bit of fresh lemon juice to freshen it up, or add a handful of dried cherries, blueberries or even raisins with a bit of cinnamon.
Bottom line: These fried apples are delicious with or without any additions.
For more delicious apple recipes, be sure to check out Wisconsin Homemaker’s Recipe Section.
- 2 cups apples peeled, cored, sliced
- 2 tbsp butter
- 2 tbsp brown sugar add more if you like it sweeter
- 2 tbsp water
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Peel, core, and cut apples into wedges.
- Next, put the apples into a frying pan and add butter and brown sugar.
- Allow the butter to melt completely, then stir the apples around. Add water. Keep stirring.
- Add cinnamon. If necessary, add a little more water (1 tbsp).
- Apples should be soft and cooked through. Remove frying pan from stovetop.
- Divide fried apples evenly.
- Serve. Enjoy!