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Fried Apples

Fried Apples

Warm sautéed apples are the perfect accompaniment to pork chops, turkey or even oatmeal! Five ingredients and 45 minutes. This recipe is too simple to be this good!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Servings 6 people


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 6 medium apples see note below
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar


  • Wash apples and cut into quarters. Remove core and slice thinly (approximately 1/4" slices).
  • Melt butter in a large skillet or saucepan. Add apples slices and lemon zest. Gently fold apples into butter/zest.
    Fried Apples Step 2
  • Cover skillet and steam apples for 15 minute over low heat.
  • Remove lid and sprinkle apples with salt and sugar. Fold apples into sugar/salt.
    Fried Apples Step 2
  • Use lid to partially cover the skillet, allowing steam to escape. Continue to simmer apples over low heat for 25-30 minutes, gently stirring once or twice. Do not stir too often or apples will fall apart.
    Fried Apples Step 3
  • Remove from heat and serve.


Apples: My favorite apple for this recipe is a Jonathan or McIntosh. Gala apples work well too.
Keyword apple, breakfast, brunch, fruit, oatmeal, recipe, side dish, Thanksgiving