I think that one of the main reasons my family really likes going to Cracker Barrel is because of the fried apples. Everybody always gets fried apples as a side every time. Without fail.
I’ve always liked frying my own apples because I can make them exactly as I please. You see I dig lots of cinnamon with mine and I prefer brown sugar to white that is typical in recipes. So I made up my own way of making them and I think they’re best! With it being fall, good apples are easily had so grab a bag and let’s get on this!
Fried Cinnamon Apples
This recipe makes two whopping servings and is great hot in a bowl alone, with granola or vanilla ice cream (I die – it’s like pie without the crust – a boon for Celiac sufferers!)
- 2 medium sized apples
- 2 tablespoon of butters
- cinnamon sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch in 2 tablespoons water
- Use any apple you please. Granny Smith are traditional but I have found I am partial to the texture from Honey-crisp apples. Any with a firm flesh will work well. Wash well, core and slice.
- Melt your butter in a hot frying pan. Add in your sliced apples.
- Sprinkle cinnamon sugar liberally across the tops of the apples. Turn in pan to coat with butter and give one more healthy sprinkle. (apologies for no exact measurements – you can see when there is enough cinnamon for your taste easily enough, though).
- Cover the pan and stir regularly until apples are just slightly crisp, or completely fork tender depending on your tastes.
- Add in your brown sugar and stir and stir until it is all melted. Push the apples to one side and the melted sugar on the other. Add your cornstarch mixture to the sugar and stir like crazy – a rubber spatula works really well. The sugar will thicken into a sauce. Bring the apples back in and remove from the heat. Serve immediately!
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