Skillet apples

This is another one of those recipes that I have written down on a scrap of paper and tucked away. I have no idea where it came from, but it’s so yummy.

It’s also what I had for breakfast this morning. Is that wrong? It’s fruit, people.

Try this. Seriously. Gather:

  • 1 skillet (I used my smallest cast iron)
  • 2 Granny Smith apples
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • Sprinkle of nutmeg

And then:

  1. Core and slice apples (uniformly sized pieces are your friends so they’ll cook evenly; you can also peel them if your little heart desires, but I dig the peels)
  2. Melt butter in skillet
  3. Add apples, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg to skillet and stir to combine and coat apples (note: the mixture will look a little dry at first and you’ll be tempted to add more butter, but don’t; as the apples cook down they’ll get nice and juicy and everything will be great)
  4. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 15-20 minutes or until apples are nice and tender and sauce is starting to thicken
  5. Serve for breakfast

I can neither confirm nor deny that these are crazy good with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Just sayin.

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5 thoughts on “Skillet apples

  1. Oh fried apples:) A memory from childhood breakfasts at my Granny’s house in Kentucky. I realized after several attempts that the one thing that made my fried apples was a pinch of salt. Bizarre right?! But it totally adds.
    No kidding? I’ll definitely try that next time! Thanks!

  2. I have been looking for a good skillet apple recipe that doesn’t make a ton. You’ve saved the day! This recipe is sooo delicious! I used it to make a fruit-on-the bottom pudding parfait. Thank you, Erin!

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