Easy Fried Apples are fresh apple wedges cooked up in butter, sugar and cinnamon until soft and browned. An easy side dish or dessert option for the fall that always gets rave reviews!
Raise your hand if you’re feeling dessert for breakfast. Both my hands are so highly raised. I mean, twist me arm why don’t you? These fried apples are giving me LIFE today on this cold, rainy day.
Rochester (and all of upstate New York) are in FULL blown fall mode right now. As much as I hate the weather turning cold, it is seriously so beautiful and stunning and full of autumn cheer around here.
Maybe I’m on a comfort food kick right now considering the weather is getting colder. I’ve already made my Cinnamon Apple Pie Bread twice this month.
OKAY. I guess I’ll eat browned butter and caramely, sweet apples for breakfast if you WANT me to. Gosh. Twist my arm. I mean, is there anything more comforting?! Anyhoo, you know I love me some fried apples because it’s quicker and easier than pie. There is no stress over perfection here, guys.
You can totally serve your apples as a side dish for pork chops or turkey, or spoon vanilla ice cream over them for a dessert/treat! These fried apples could possibly lower your cholesterol and keep the doctor away, because….apples.
Or maybe the real reason I love these fried apples is because a lot of occasions I don’t have time for a complicated recipe. It’s also totally something cheap you can make if you’re on a budget. They are perfect for sharing at a party or even for brunch and you can make them a few hours ahead of time, as well. If you have leftover apples, try my Fresh Apple Pie Dip!
Maybe you can even prep them the night before if you’re making them for Thanksgiving. You can make it ahead of time and reheat it each morning for breakfast or brunch. You can totally can make it ahead of time before a holiday breakfast or brunch and reheat it or serve it at room temperature. It’s so darn good, any which way you serve it!
Whatever and however you decided to serve these fried apples, they will seriously taste like the best slice of fall you’ve ever had. Don’t forget some like my Apple Cider Cupcakes for dessert. Enjoy!
- ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
- 5-6 cups apples, cleaned, peeled, cored and cut into slices about ¼ inch thick (Granny Smith or Braeburn apples work well)
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon allspice
- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
- 4 tablespoons brown sugar