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.

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Max Servings:
4
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Ingredients

Directions

  • 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

110.74 calories; 0.4 g protein; 20.3 g carbohydrates; 3.08 g fat; 7.63 mg cholesterol; 23.03 mg sodium.Full Nutrition


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LAYLA
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.
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lutzflcat
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.
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LAYLA
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.
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Andy Cherry
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.
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lutzflcat
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.
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Jbooshey
01/24/2015
These were perfect even when I used Jameson Whiskey. Honeycrisp apples were the right call as well.
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Kabee
01/08/2017
These are excellent. I used Fireball so a little less sugar was needed.
Anna
01/10/2016
I used a mixture of golden delicious and gala apples. They were perfect.
Kevin N DC
11/29/2017
I did a little twist on the recipe. I replaced one apple with one pair. I doubled on the dark brown sugar used bourbon flavored vanilla extract added 3 tablespoons of raw honey and cooked on the stove in half the time. I prefer my apples with a little bit of crispness.
charm
12/20/2016
Excellent recipe. Easy and delicious. I put French vanilla ice cream on top and drizzled a little caramel sauce over that.
Lori Anderson Kirby
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!