Other Amazing Apple Recipes
Ingredients:This recipe requires just a handful of ingredients: crisp, tart apples, butter and sugar to make a nice caramel flavor sauce, some lemon to keep the apples from discoloring, and a bit of flour to thicken the sauce.
How Should I Store Them?Leftover fried apples can be stored in an airtight container for 2-3 days in the refrigerator. Of course, there are various ways to use up any leftover fried apples too such as a delicious apple crisp dessert!
What Are Some Ways To Use Fried Apples?Fried apples can be enjoyed in many ways! Here are a few ideas to get you going:
- You could use them as a delicious topping over a serving of yogurt and muesli or on top of warm buttermilk biscuits;
- As a filling to crepes, sweet pies and pastries;
- Add them to various baked goods like muffin mixes or an apple crisp dessert;
- Use them as a perfect filling with a caramel twist on a traditional apple pie.
Can I Freeze Fried Apples?Yes, you can! Once your fried apples are cooled, place them in a freezer-safe container or a ziploc bag and store in the freezer for 3-6 months. To reheat, thaw them out and then reheat in a saucepan over a low-medium heat. Take note though that freezing apples may affect the texture once thawed and reheated. In some instances, they may become slightly more mushy.
What Kind of Meals Can I Pair With Sauteed Apples?These apples are great for serving with most pork dishes. These would go very well with any Thanksgiving or Christmas meal too or at your next barbecue.
Tips for Making Fried Apples
- Thin apple slices means that you only need to cook them for 5-10 minutes maximum. If you choose a thick slice size for your apples, then you will need to adjust your cooking time. Cooking time also depends on whether you want your apples to be very soft, almost like an apple sauce, or to be left with a slight crunch.
- The apples will release liquid while cooking which helps to dissolve the sugar added for the sauce. If you find that there is not enough liquid after dissolving the sugar, simply add in some water for the sauce. Don’t worry too much about a running sauce at that point since the flour added will thicken up the sauce.
- Using an entire lemon over the sliced apples is a great way to prevent the apples from browning and also offsets the sweet sugar by adding tartness. It’s a great way to enhance the overall flavor of these delicious fried apples.
- Substitute maple syrup, honey, and/or light brown sugar for the white sugar in this recipe to sweeten the apples.
- If you’d like to use unsalted butter in this recipe, add a pinch of salt to the skillet as well.
- You can’t go wrong by using Granny Smith apples. They tend to make the best fried apples as they are a tart apple and also quite hardy. A firm apple will hold up better during cooking than softer apples. Honeycrisp apples and pink lady apples are also great choices. Really, though, as an abundance of apples flow into the markets and festivals for Fall harvest, know that you can use any variety of apples to make this yummy dish.
- 5 large Pippin apples peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
- 1 large lemon
- ½ cup salted butter
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- As you peel, core, and slice the apples, toss them into a bowl and squeeze lemon juice over them.
- Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat.
- When the butter is melted, add apples to the skillet. Saute over medium-high heat until the apples begin to soften (about 5 minutes).
- Sprinkle the sugar and cinnamon over the apples, stir and continue cooking until the sugar dissolves into the butter and forms a sauce.
- Sprinkle the flour over the apples and stir to combine.
- Bring the apple mixture to a low boil and simmer over low for a few more minutes until the sauce thickens.
- Serve immediately!
- Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for 2-3 days. Or make the leftovers into a crisp.