Fried Apples

  • Yield : 3 cups
  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 10m
  • Ready In : 15m

With fall in the air, apple picking season is arriving. The farmer’s market had Cortlands a few weeks ago with others sure to follow. This is traditional side dish that goes well with pork. Because it is sweet with a hint of cinnamon, it makes a homey dessert after supper.



  • 3-4 TB bacon grease (use butter or coconut oil if you don't have the traditional bacon grease)
  • 4 large firm apples like Cortland, Macintosh, or Granny Smith, peeled if desired
  • 2-1/2 cups water
  • 3 TB cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


Step 1

Heat bacon grease in a large heavy skillet set over medium high heat.

Step 2

Cut apples in half and cut out apple cores. Then cut apples into thick slices.

Step 3

Lay apples in a single layer in the hot grease. Cook for about 5 minutes. Move apples around a little to make sure they aren't sticking. Flip apples over to the uncooked side, cook another 5 minutes. Keep moving apples around to prevent sticking. Continue to cook about 5 minutes longer, or until apples just begin to take on a little light brown color.

Step 4

Stir in water. Scoot apples to one side of skillet.

Step 5

Whisk in cornstarch, sugar, and cinnamon Once it becomes a saucy mixture spread out the apples again.

Step 6

Allow the apples to cook in the sauce a few minutes just to marry all the flavors together.

Step 7

NOTE: There are many apple varieties out there. Mix up different types of apples to create your own signature dish. Some apples will cook down into a sauce while others will hold their shape. It will taste delicious no matter the texture.

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