Make this delicious Fried Apples recipe by sautéing fresh apple with butter, sugar, and cinnamon in less than 30 minutes! It's the best sweet treat!
Servings 6 servings
- 6 tablespoons salted butter (85g)
- ½ cup granulated or light brown sugar (100g)
- 2½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 4 large apples peeled, cored, and sliced (Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, or Pink Lady)
In a large cast-iron skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the sugar and cinnamon, stirring until sugar is moistened. Cook until the mixture is boiling, about 2 minutes.
Add the apples and stir to coat.
Cook, frequently stirring until the apples are cooked to desired tenderness, 6 to 10 minutes for crisp-tender and about 15 minutes for very soft apples. Serve immediately.
- Feel free to use a combination of apples if you don’t have enough of one variety.
- If you find this fried apple recipe too saucy, you can serve it with a slotted spoon.
- Don’t have cinnamon? Try using apple pie spice or nutmeg instead.
- Make sure to slice the apples evenly, as uneven apples will cause some pieces to be overcooked. Overcooked apples tend to lose their flavor and turn mushy.
- If you double the recipe, you’ll have to use a large skillet or two skillets as you don’t want to overcrowd the skillets.
- If you choose the keep the skin on the apples, make sure you give them a good scrub, as some apples have wax sprayed on them to help them retain moisture at the store.
- To mix up the flavor, try adding 3 tablespoons of bourbon towards the end of cooking, add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or bean paste with the apples.
- For a thicker syrup, dissolve ½ teaspoon cornstarch in 1 tablespoon water and stir into the skillet to the fried apples. Cook for 1 minute, while stirring, until thickened.
Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 102mg | Potassium: 166mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 433IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg