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Heavenly Southern Fried Apples

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Southern Fried Apples are almost as quintessential Southern as our famous iced sweet tea. And, I had never prepared them for Tall & Handsome. Go ahead, let out that collective gasp.

Apples are everywhere right now – at the orchard market at the bottom of our little mountain and at the grocer or market. We’ve been eating Honeycrips, Fujis, Galas and Arkansas Blacks. Nothing says fall like apples and caramel.

But, Southern Fried Apples, well hmm, hmm, hmmm. They are in a league of their own. They’re also versatile – serve them hot over vanilla ice cream, with hot, buttered buttermilk biscuits or as a pie filling. I love mine with breakfast and biscuits. A little hint: fried is kind of misleading – the technique is more like stewing.

I promise – while you’re cooking these apples your kitchen will smell heavenly.

Heavenly Southern Fried Apples

6 tart to semi-tart apples, peeled, cored and sliced

1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup white sugar

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg

Juice of one lemon

Pinch or two of kosher salt

2 teaspoons pure vanilla flavoring

1. In a large skillet melt butter on medium heat.

2. Add the sugars and stir to combine.

3. Add apples and stir to coat apples with the sugar and butter mixture. Reduce heat slightly. Keep stirring the apples and allow them to begin to cook down. (About 2-3 minutes) Stir in the lemon juice and the spices.

4. Cook until the apples begin to break down and are tender, but not too soft or mushy. This can take 8 – 15 minutes depending on your stove top.

5. Just before served stir in vanilla flavoring.

Enjoy!!

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© 2017 Beverly Hicks Burch Heavenly Southern Fried Apples

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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