Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Fried Apples

My oldest son Max loves fried apples, and when he asks for them it's usually because he sees a package in the refrigerated section of the grocery store.

When he requested them for dinner recently, I decided to make them on my own. Super simple and so tasty as a side dish, fried apples also make a great dessert. Max even took leftovers in his school lunch.

Many recipes for cooked apples call for lots of white sugar, but you don't need that much. Use a smaller amount of brown sugar and let the sweetness of the apples stand on their own.

I love to pair cooked apples with pork, which is what we did when I made these. They're also excellent with vanilla ice cream.

Mangia! Mangia!

Fried Apples

4 large apples, cored and sliced (I used 2 Fuji and 2 Granny Smith)
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 tablespoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons brown sugar

Warm a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add butter and let it melt. Add apples, cinnamon and brown sugar. Cook, stirring often, until apples are softened and sauce is bubbly.

Once apples are tender, heat a little longer until sauce thickens. You can up the temp a bit to make this happen.

Serve warm with pork chops or over ice cream.