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Bourbon Fried Apples

Rated as 4.83 out of 5 Stars

"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."
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25 m servings 111
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. 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.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 111 calories; 3.1 20.3 0.4 8 23 Full nutrition

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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 ...

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 lemo...

These were perfect even when I used Jameson Whiskey. Honeycrisp apples were the right call as well.

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 ...

Absolutely amazing! I peeled the apples and used cranberries because I was out of raisins. Will definitely make again!

Excellent flavor! Unfortunately, because the recipe doesn’t specify what type of apples to use, I purchased “Honey Crips” and they were too mild (not enough apple flavor and they remained on th...

Loved it. However I used Paddy’s Irish Whiskey and craisins. Will definitely make again.

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 t...

These are excellent. I used Fireball so a little less sugar was needed.