Friday, 2 September 2016

Fried Apples

There are some dishes that aren't pretty but, boy, are they good.  This recipe for fried apples is one of those of dishes. 



This time of year all sorts of apples are ripening and falling from the trees.   It really doesn't matter what kind of apple you use.  I used two different kinds of apples from my little espalier apple trees in my back garden.  One kind cooked down into a rich pulp and the other held on to it's 'slice' shape, combined they were delicious. 



This is the perfect recipe for using up those less than perfect apples, you know the kind, windfalls with a bruise, a bug bite, or any other kind of blemish.  So collect a few apples and let's get frying:

FRIED APPLES

1 1/2 to 2 cups apples - peeled, cored, and sliced  (I used 5 medium apples)
2-3 Tablespoons butter
Juice of 1 lemon
1 or 2 Tablespoons brown sugar (adjust according to tartness of apples)
1 or 2 Tablespoons white sugar 
1 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Melt butter in a medium frying pan. Toss the apples in the lemon juice.  Add the apples and cook until most of the butter is absorbed by the apples.  The apple slices should be JUST tender, not completely cooked.   Add the white and brown sugar, cooking until the sugars have become syrupy.  Remove the pan from the heat, sprinkle over the cinnamon and stir to distribute the cinnamon.  Serve hot!



Fried apples are lovely over french toast or pancakes or served warm over vanilla ice cream.



For an extra special treat, spoon fried apples over a warm scone to make a delicious short cake.  Don't forget the cream!  

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for this recipe Debs. I have so many wind fall apples at the moment, this would be the perfect naughty treat to make with them!

    Angela - Garden Tea Cakes and Me

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  2. I'll take mine with vanilla ice cream, please! We will soon go apple picking and this will be on the menu for sure!

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