What I Loved
Whenever I go out for southern cookin’, I often find fried apples on the menu. However, I’m often presented a bowl of soggy apples that lacks any real oomph. This recipe fixes that by hitting all of the right notes.
With my fried apple recipe, you get a delightful tang from the apples and an aromatic punch from the cinnamon. Furthermore, the pecans tied everything together with a delightful textural element, that provided a much needed crunch. The buttery-cinnamon goodness had me going back for more.
My Fried Apple Recipe Inspired By Grandma
When Grandma sent me her biscuit recipe, she said that she used to enjoy them with fried apples. She didn’t give me a recipe for fried apples, but she did give me an ingredient list. What follows is my recipe based off of what details she shared with me.
Fried Apple Recipe:
- 1/4 C butter
- 3 Granny Smith apples
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon(if you really like cinnamon feel free to add a full tsp.)
- 1/4 C chopped pecans
Melt the butter in a pan over medium heat. When it is nice and hot add the apples. Cook for 10-15 minutes until the apples begin to soften, stirring occasionally. Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a bowl to evenly distribute the cinnamon. Add the mixture to the apples in the pan. Cook an additional 5 minutes. Finally, add the chopped pecans, stir well, and serve warm.
What I Learned
This was my first attempt at making fried apples. I’ve done apple pie countless times, but I have never taken the time to do this. When I’m eating a slice of pie, I enjoy the crunch and saltiness that the crust provides. It plays very well with a soft and sweet apple filling. By adding pecans, I was able to add a desired textural element.
This recipe was incredibly easy and almost cooked itself. It was very good as a topping for biscuits, or enjoyed plain. You can really make this your own. You can add other nuts instead of pecans. Dried fruit can also be added if you cut back on the sugar slightly. For me, the apples and pecans went really well together and were the perfect pairing.