This is a slightly healthier spin on traditional fried apples. The skin is left on, and the reduced butter and sugar are offset with flavor-boosting bourbon, raisins, cinnamon, and lemon juice. I use Cameos for this recipe, as they are naturally sweet and hold their shape well, but if you're using a tarter variety, you may wish to increase the brown sugar and omit the lemon juice. Golden rum can substitute for the bourbon.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine water, butter, and Bourbon in a large skillet over medium heat; stir until butter melts. Add apples, raisins, brown sugar, and cinnamon; stir to coat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer, stirring frequently, until apples have softened and liquid has reduced to a syrup, about 10 minutes. Stir lemon juice into apples and serve warm.

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Nutrition Facts

111 calories; protein 0.4g 1% DV; carbohydrates 20.3g 7% DV; fat 3.1g 5% DV; cholesterol 7.6mg 3% DV; sodium 23mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2013
I made the recipe as written except that I peeled the apples. I liked having very little sugar as I am trying to break my sugar habit. Next time I might add some chopped pecans. The apples were excellant with a pork roast. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 12
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Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2013
I made the recipe as written except that I peeled the apples. I liked having very little sugar as I am trying to break my sugar habit. Next time I might add some chopped pecans. The apples were excellant with a pork roast. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/23/2013
Followed the recipe to the letter, and there are a few things I will change in the future to suit our personal taste preferences. The bourbon flavor was negligible, and there wasn’t much syrup after the apples were cooked resulting in dry apples. Next time, I will double the syrup ingredients (water, bourbon, butter, and brown sugar) to see if that will help. As written, this is a pretty healthy recipe, so I hope it works for you. I do understand my planned changes will add to fat and calories but, hopefully, not too much. Easy, quick, and tasty recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2015
This was delicious. I didn't have raisins so I used craisins instead. I also used 2-3 tablespoons of the craisins because I figured it would add to the flavor and it did! I didn't use the lemon juice because of the tartness of the cranberries. my family wants me to peel the apples next time but I liked it as it was. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2015
These were perfect even when I used Jameson Whiskey. Honeycrisp apples were the right call as well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2013
I followed the directions exactly, and these were delicious. I love southern fried apples, and even though this recipe calls for less butter and sugar than most recipes, I didn't feel like I was missing a thing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2017
These are excellent. I used Fireball so a little less sugar was needed. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2016
I used a mixture of golden delicious and gala apples. They were perfect. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2020
Delicious! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/09/2020
Easy and good! Read More