Luscious apples are pan-fried in butter and spices to create these fried apples that are sure to be a welcome addition for any apple lover out there.
Prep Time20 minutesmins
Cook Time10 minutesmins
Total Time30 minutesmins
Keyword: Fried Apples Recipe
5largePippin apples,peeled, cored, and thinly sliced (about 5 cups)
1largelemon,about ¼ cup juice
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.
I used a full lemon over the apples as I was slicing them. Mostly, this helps to prevent browning on the sliced apples, but it also adds another level of flavor and tartness to offset the sweet sugar.
As the apples cook, they will break down into mush (like making applesauce). If you slice them thin, they only need 5 to 10 minutes total to cook through, but will still have a little structure to them.
The apples usually release liquid while cooking. If there is not enough liquid after dissolving the sugar into the cooking apples, you can add a little cold water to make more sauce. It will thicken with the flour.