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Fried Apples

Nothing says comfort food quite like fried apples. They are a simple, easy, frugal, and old fashioned comfort food.

I do have one question though. Are fried apples a dessert, a side dish, a delicious breakfast treat, or all three?

I will admit that we have used them for all three.

What do you think?




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  1. They are my favorite topping for oatmeal! πŸ™‚

  2. We love fried apples. I keep forgetting about using them this way though. We’ve had them for dessert with whipped cream and also as a side for a holiday breakfast. Yummy!

  3. We have our fried apples as a side dish, partly cause I never thought of them for breakfast. I also don’t peel my apples just core and slice and for some added fun I sometimes add brown sugar.

  4. Growing up, we always had fried apples with our pork and sauerkraut. I still make them and always think of my Mom when I do. (Also I just love fried apples anytime!)

  5. My husband will eat them for breakfast, as a side, or for dessert–s0 they can be whatever you choose! (He is a very “seasonal” eater–oatmeal, soup, and chicken n dumplins only in winter) My question is….do the apples lose their nutritional value when you add butter and sugar to them???

    • Well, they are still apples right and there is that saying an apple a day……….:-) But yes, I guess fried apples would not count as a healthy dish, but they are sooooo good.

  6. Sounds odd, but do you know what is REALLY good with fried apples? Cornbread! Seriously, I know it sounds weird. Make sure it is a plain cornbread recipe or one with honey. Super yummy, just dip the cornbread in or crumble it up on top. Delicious πŸ™‚ Talk about comfort food!

  7. Karin Goodman says:

    My daughter loves to make these as a snack. Just a little butter in the bottom of cast iron and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. She made them this last week over the wood stove during our power outage.

  8. Vicky Strupp says:

    Thanks for the reminder…haven’t made these in a whlile & they’re a good way to use apples that are a bit soft. To make them easier, I don’t peel them. I think they stay together better too. Also, the sugar can be reduced if you’re so inclined. That may put the recipe more into the “side dish” category. πŸ™‚

  9. Simple is the best sometimes – would love this as my dinner πŸ˜€

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  10. Linda Dietz says:

    They look delicious! However, nothing “fried” happens in my kitchen. The recipe only calls for 1/4 cup butter…and perhaps I could get away with even less. Could the recipe be renamed, “Cinnamon Sauteed Apples?” I think that has a nice ring to it!

  11. Think you could use pears instead? I have some pears that I need to use up before they go bad.


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