Fried Apples (with optional crumb topping)

I had a hankerin’ for some fried apples so I made some :slight_smile:

  • 6 large apples, peeled, cored, and wedged. I am the world’s worst apple peeler, they end up square, leave the skins on if you want

  • 4 tablespoons butter

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (honestly, it’s just cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg)

  • 2 tablespoons corn starch

  • 3 tablespoons water

  • Peel, core, and wedge the apples, leave the skins on if you want. (I don’t like them)

  • Heat a very large skillet over medium-low heat. Melt the butter and brown sugar.

  • Place all of the apple wedges into the pan and toss them around to coat with the butter/sugar mixture. Put a lid on the skillet, and let them cook a few minutes.

  • Toss the apples to coat in the butter/brown sugar mix. Once they have begun to cook down, sprinkle the spices over top and stir them again.

  • Cook on medium-low or low for 20-30 minutes, stirring at least every 4-6 minutes.

  • When the apples are starting to get soft, combine the cornstarch and water in a small bowl. Pour this slurry into the apples.

  • Continue to cook 4-5 more minutes until apples have a thick sauce

Now you could leave well enough alone here but I made a crumb topping
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup oats
1/4 cup cold butter
Pulse all ingredients in a food processor just until combined, if you don’t have one of those use a pastry cutter, if you don’t have one of those use a fork, if you don’t have one of those use your hands.
Top apple mixture with oat mixture and bake in 350 degree oven for 5-10 minutes
Serve while hot-a nice scoop of ice cream would be lovely but I didn’t have any (read: I already ate it all)


I’ve never had fried apples. Guess today will be the day. Looks delicious! I can’t wait to get home and try out your recipe!

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YUM! I have some apples left from my tree. I think I need to make these.

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ALSO I forgot to mention that if you make too big of a batch you can freeze them in quart size freezer bags for up to 3 months and when you want to eat them remove them from the bag, and slowly heat them in a heavy pan. Don’t stir too much or you’ll have applesauce :slight_smile:


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we grew up eating fried apples but never had it with a topping. that sounds good. I’ll have to try it out.

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watering mouth

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