I have a very basic recipe to add some sweetness to breakfast or any meal. Serve garnished with additional cinnamon if desired.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 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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  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat; stir sugar and cinnamon into the hot butter. Add apples and cook until apples begin to break down, 5 to 8 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts

369 calories; protein 0.8g 2% DV; carbohydrates 44.9g 15% DV; fat 23.1g 36% DV; cholesterol 61mg 20% DV; sodium 165.2mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2013
This recipe was super easy and delicious. I used a variety of apples (Red Delicious, Granny Smith and Mackintosh) and left a little skin to identify the apple and this works for any type of apple. I instead of 2 tablespoons of cinnamon, I used 1 1/2 tablespoon of cinnamon and with the remaining 1/2 tablespoon, I was little nutmeg, allspice and ginger. My husband and kids loved it as a side for breakfast. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/10/2014
This was my first attempt at fried apples, and it was horrible. I think the recipe had a typo. Perhaps the two tablespoons of cinnamon should have been two teaspoons. It may be a while, but I may try it again in the future. Read More
(58)
228 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 171
  • 4 star values: 40
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2013
This recipe was super easy and delicious. I used a variety of apples (Red Delicious, Granny Smith and Mackintosh) and left a little skin to identify the apple and this works for any type of apple. I instead of 2 tablespoons of cinnamon, I used 1 1/2 tablespoon of cinnamon and with the remaining 1/2 tablespoon, I was little nutmeg, allspice and ginger. My husband and kids loved it as a side for breakfast. Read More
(104)
Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2013
This is my mother's recipe as well. I have grown up on these fried apples. As I got older and more health conscious, I began substituting apple juice for the butter. Still delicious! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/10/2014
This was my first attempt at fried apples, and it was horrible. I think the recipe had a typo. Perhaps the two tablespoons of cinnamon should have been two teaspoons. It may be a while, but I may try it again in the future. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2013
These apples were delicious. The recipe is easy and the ingredients are usually readily available. Great side dish for any meal. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2014
I would highly recommend a particular type of cinnamon. It is called Ground Saigon Cinnamon. It has a strong cinnamon flavor. If this is to strong try Ground Ceylon cinnamon, from Sri Lanka. It is awesome as well. I didn't realize what a difference these could make in traditional dishes. Read More
(27)
Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2014
SUB DARK BROWN SUGAR FOR WHITE SUGAR AND YOU HAVE A BIG WOW Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2014
I've always used a similar recipe to this for my fried apples. Sometimes I use brown sugar in lieu of white but you can also add bacon drippings (what DOESN'T bacon improve the flavor of?!) in exchange for some of the butter to get a more robust flavor profile. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2013
I just tried this tonight and it was fabulous. So easy. So few ingredients. So delicious! I followed the recipe pretty much to the letter but used a bit less butter and also a little less sugar. I think it would be just as good if not better with half the sugar. I also added less cinnamon, added a few shakes of salt, and just a tad of cornstarch/water mixture... about a teaspoon cornstarch to about a tablespoon water, and this thickened the mixture a bit without making it gloppy or pasty. I want to make this every day for the next few weeks it was so good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2013
Everyone enjoyed this in an old fashioned cast iron skillet just like my grandmother used to make!! Very good and it brings back a lot of warm memories.... Read More
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