It seems to be the time of year where the apple trees are hanging full of apples just ready for the pickin’. When I was a kid I couldn’t wait for the apples to be ready to pick at my Grandparents home. Nannie would make pies, cobblers, cakes and then dry some and can some for the Winter.
My favorite way she made them was frying them up in an iron skillet with butter, sugar and cinnamon. Just this past week I had the chance to teach my oldest Grandson how to make those same apples and he was so proud of himself. Of course, I was a very proud Grandma as I watched him make them from start to finish. I am so thankful that I am able to pass down to my Grandchildren the same traditions that my Grandmothers passed down to me. This recipe is her recipe but I added the chili powder as a bit of a spice a while back and we just love the addition of it.
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Fried Sweet & Spicy Apples:
5 large apples, sliced with peeling left on
2 T. butter
1/4 C. brown sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. chili powder
In a medium skillet, melt the butter over med. high heat. Add the apples to the pan and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the brown sugar and spices, and continue to cook for an additional 15 minutes, allowing the apples to get a little brown before stirring. Serve warm. Goes really well with vanilla ice cream.