“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.
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.
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.
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??
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 🙂