Serve these simple Southern fried apples as a condiment with pork chops, a roast, or baked ham, or with a big breakfast or brunch.
They make an excellent dessert dish as well. Serve them warm with a scoop of ice cream or top the apples with whipped cream or whipped topping and sprinkle with some cinnamon sugar.
It is an easy dish to make, and such a tasty way to use fresh apples any time of the year. The apples can be peeled or left with the peels on for a more rustic and colorful dish. This version includes cinnamon and nutmeg, but they can be prepared without the spices.
- 8 medium Granny Smith apples
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- 2 to 3 tablespoons water
Peel the apples, if desired. Core them and then dice or cut into uniform wedges. Or, slice the apples crosswise to make thin circles.
Melt the butter in a heavy skillet or saute pan over medium-low heat. Add the chopped or sliced apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and 2 tablespoons of water.
Saute, stirring, for 15 to 20 minutes, or until apples are tender and glazed with the syrup. Add more water if necessary.
The apples make a delicious side dish or condiment with pork or ham. They are also excellent served with breakfast or as a dessert with some whipped cream or ice cream.
- Use 2 tablespoons of lemon juice in place of the water, if desired.
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