Apples combined with cinnamon is the basis for some of our favorite desserts such as apple pies, turnovers, and cobblers. But home made Fried Apples pack all of the same flavor into a fast, simple, and easy to make recipe that leaves out the wheat crusts and flour toppings and lets the sweet apple spiced taste shine through.
Grab your apples and the few simple ingredients and make a batch of Fried Apples for dessert or a sweet afternoon snack. This is a tried and true version that is sure to be loved by kids and adults alike. Serve them alone or with ice cream, and you can even freeze them for later use.
1/2 Cup Butter
3/4 Cup Sugar, divided
3/4 tsp Cinnamon Powder
Wash and dry apples, then core and slice them into ½ inch thick wedges. Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium-low heat. Add butter, apples, and ½ cup sugar. Stir well, cover, and cook over low to medium-low heat for about 10 minutes until apples are tender. Stir three or four times to prevent sticking and to cook evenly.
Add cinnamon and the remaining ¼ cup sugar. Increase heat to medium-high and cook uncovered while stirring for 5 to 10 more minutes until apples are browned. Serve warm alone or with vanilla ice cream.
Use any firm cooking apple such as Granny Smith, Red Delicious, or Cortland.
Freeze Fried Apples in an air-tight container for up to 5 months.
These Fried Apples also make a great filling for an apple pie or cobbler.