Fried Apples

If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.” – George Bernard Shaw

About a year ago, I found a recipe for fried bananas from Rachael Schultz.  Her exquisite photography made me crave fried bananas, even though I am allergic to them.  I really considered creating a batch of fried bananas and risking a night of itchy ears and swollen lips, because her fried bananas looked so incredible.  

But, I decided to not put my health in jeopardy, and instead chose to fry a fruit that I wasn’t allergic to.  


Fried Apples with Honey and cinnamon

Now, let it be stated, for the record, that I am not one of those people who can only eat fruit or veggies if they’re fried.  I love fruit.  I love vegetables.  I love them raw. I love them steamed, baked, in a cake, or on top of a crepe. I don’t discriminate.  I love all of the wonderful bounty that the earth provides. 

But you know what else I like?

Pretty much anything and everything fried. 

And tonight, fried apples sounded pretty spectacular. 

Fried Apples

Makes 1.5 cups fried apples in about 15 minutes

  • 2 large apples
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

Core the apples, and cut into small cubes.  If you’re using organic apples, you can leave the skin on.  Otherwise, peel and discard the skin. 

Melt butter in a pan over medium-high heat.  Add in diced apples, and saute for 10 minutes.  Add more butter if the apples start to stick to the bottom of the pan.  

Drizzle on honey and sprinkle cinnamon, then stir to evenly distribute.  Continue cooking an additional 5 minutes. 

Fried Apples from Homemade for Elle

These soft and caramelized bites of apples may not keep the doctor away, but they may very well keep your stress at bay.  But you know what would make them even better??

Ice cream. 

Fried Apple with Vanilla Ice Cream

If you’re looking for more delicious recipes using delicious apples, check out my friend Cynthia’s recipe for Maple-Sweetened Apple Butter.  A heaping spoonful piled on top of cream cheese, on top of a cracker looks like a perfect appetizer for a late summer or early fall party!! Or for any day of the week 🙂

Maple Apple Butter


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7 Responses to Fried Apples with Honey and Cinnamon

  1. Crystal says:

    That looks delicious! It would sweeten up the sour apples in the orchard the village is trying to grow, we’ll try it out!

  2. Ali Gilbert says:

    That is all the ingredients you need? Awesome. What a fun, unique dessert and great for company because it doesn’t take much. Pinning now!

  3. Nicky says:

    I love the flavor and texture of cooked apples. You offer come great ideas on how to enjoy them.

  4. Cynthia says:

    These look so yummy! I love that you used them to top ice cream. I have 5 apple trees and I am always looking for recipes that will help me use up my bounty!

  5. MaryAnne says:

    Cut the butter in half and microwave for 2 minutes, stir after 1. Let sit for 1 minute, drizzle with honey. Yum!

  6. Sandy says:

    Can these be reheated

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