Monday, October 22, 2012

Fall Comfort Food... Home Made Fried Apples... Yummy!

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It would appear that I am on a fall comfort food kick in the kitchen here lately.  Cooking is one of my favorite things to do.  I've spoiled myself with things made from scratch that a lot of people pull from a box or a can.  There's a difference.  Sometimes a large difference between the taste, nutritional value and garbage in the already prepared food compared to making it from scratch at home.

Tonight it is fried apples.  With butter.  And rasins.  And cinnamon.  These are fantastic.  I can't stress the awesomeness of this.

I imagine them piled over a warm sugar cookie and topped with ice cream or whipped cream.  Dear God, that would be a tiny bit of heaven on Earth.  Well... unless you don't like apples.  Then I'm going to have to break the news to you that you are an odd duck.  But that's ok because odd ducks make the world interesting!

Or you could top plain jane pancakes with them.  That would be amazing too.

OR you could use this as a filling for crepes!  OMG!  That would good too!

Anyway... now that my moment of zen thinking about these stuffed into crepes is momentarily over, here's the recipe and some pics for you to drool over...


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3 medium Granny Smith Apples, cored, de-seeded and sliced
1/2 stick unsalted REAL butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup raisins (optional)
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
a TINY dash of nutmeg (too much is too much and more than a tiny dash is too much!)
1 teaspoon cinnamon

How You Put it Together

Core and de-seed the apples but do not peel them.  You want the peel left on.  The peel will soften up as the apple cooks so there aren't any chewing issues with leaving it on the apples.  If you peel the apples, they will fall apart.  Slice them into slices that are about 1/4" thick.

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I used a small iron skillet but any skillet will do.

Melt the butter in the pan and add the apples.  Stir them around a bit to coat them.

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Add the brown sugar, vanilla and raisins.  Let it cook for 10 to 15 minutes over low heat until the apples are soft and tender.

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Turn off the heat and add the brown sugar and nutmeg.  Give it a gentle stir to combine the spices.

Finally, try and wait until it cools off enough that it doesn't scald the skin off your tongue.  If you have a sugar cookie that you could zap in the microwave for 10 seconds and some vanilla ice cream to go with this, you are now my freakin' hero and I'm insanely jealous.  I'm eating mine straight out of the bowl off of a sterling silver serving spoon.  :) 

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