- 6 to 8 mediium apples - peeled and sliced into wedges
- 2 T. butter or margarine
- 2 to 3 T. water
- 1/3 cup brown sugar - more if using very tart apples
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- dash of nutmeg (optional)
Melt the butter or margarine in a large skillet. Add the sliced apples and saute over medium heat, for about 6 to 8 minutes or until the apples are barely tender. (The apples should be barely fork tender.... do not overcook or you'll have apple sauce.)
Over medium-high heat... stir in the water and brown sugar to caramelize the apples. Stir gently, just until the apples are coated. Remove from heat and stir in the cinnamon and nutmeg (if using).
Serve warm as a side dish in place of a vegetable, or serve over ice cream as a dessert.
note - Cooking time and the amount of brown sugar and water needed varies according to the variety of apple you are using. You can use any variety, but fried apples are best when made with a firm apple like red or yellow delicious.