The other day I stumbled upon a fried apples recipe while browsing online. I didn’t write the recipe down but the gist of it seemed pretty simple to me. You fry up some apples with some butter, sugar and cinnamon til soft. Not too hard.
Then I thought… well, why just eat them plain. Why not put them on something or in something. Decided that homemade biscuits fit the bill pretty well. Usually, when we eat breakfast for supper I’ll make apple cinnamon rolls to go with the eggs and bacon but this seemed like a pretty simple idea. I think the apples would be great on pancakes, ice cream, waffles and toast.
This is the laid back version of the recipe. You can adjust to suit your own tastes but this is what I did (pretty much).
3 apples – peeled, cored and cut into 1/2″ wedges
1/2 stick of butter (the real stuff)
1/4 C. sugar (this will depend on the sweetness of your apples)
cinnamon – about 1/4 tsp or to taste
nutmeg – about 1/4 tsp or to taste
cornstarch – about 1/2 tsp
Melt half of your butter in a large frying pan. GENTLY – don’t burn it. Lay your apples wedges in the butter and fry them on low heat. Sprinkle with sugar and cover. Keep an eye on it so it doesn’t burn. The water will come out of the apples and make some juice but if you don’t get a lot of juice… add about 1/4 cup of water. Sprinkle your apples with cinnamon and nutmeg and then give it a little stir. Add the rest of your butter. Cover again and continue cooking until your apples are nice and tender.
In a separate bowl, mix your cornstarch with enough water to get the consistency of milk. Add this to your pan of apples and stir gently. This will thicken up the apples and juice and give you a little bit of sauce.
Serve this over your favorite homemade biscuits. (or toast or pancakes or ice cream) Tastes just like apple pie filling. 🙂 In fact… use this (doubled or tripled ) AS your apple pie filling!