Maple Brown Sugar Fried Apples

My grandmother makes the most delicious fried apple hand pies. Her recipe was really simple, and the most time consuming part was frying the apples. I experimented recently to explore different flavor combinations for frying apples. These maple brown sugar fried apples were a huge hit in my household. They can be used in one of my hand pie recipes, add in dumplings to create apple dumplings, or just eaten alone (well a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream doesn’t hurt either).

fried apples
  • 4 cups cored, peeled, and sliced apples (granny smith, fuji, or any similar firm apple will work)
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
Melt butter on low heat in a skillet, add in the brown sugar to dissolve. Mix in the maple syrup, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. When all of those ingredients are well incorporated, add in the apples. Stir enough to coat the apples in the syrup mixture. Cover skillet with a lid, and allow them to cook 8-10 minutes on low/medium heat. Cooking time will vary based upon the thickness of your apple slices.
fried apples
Have you ever “remade” family recipes to make them your own?

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  • Reply Nina Say 16/10/2014 at 7:42 pm

    This looks DELICIOUS! I love when apples are cooked to perfection like this.

  • Reply Kath 08/04/2018 at 11:48 am

    Made this today to go over pancakes. Served with Morningstar sausage patties and fresh blackberries. Amazing!!

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