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Fried Green Apples

(recipe, Carrie Floyd)

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This was my absolute favorite breakfast when I was a kid, especially when served with eggs, bacon, and toast. It's my grandmother's recipe, perfected by my parents, and now a first choice of my daughter's (who likes her fried apples tucked into a crêpe and topped with a little caramel sauce). I never measure when I make fried apples, but for first-timers, here are some approximations.


  1. 4 Tbsp. butter
  2. 3 to 4 green apples like Granny Smith or Pippin, cored and thinly sliced
  3. ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  4. 2 to 3 Tbsp. brown sugar


  1. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the apples and cook, stirring often, until they begin to brown and soften.
  2. Sprinkle the cinnamon and brown sugar over the apples and stir. Cook a few minutes longer, until the sugar is melted and the apples are cooked through.