Kentucky Proud Fried Apples

Apple season is in full swing here in the Bluegrass!  Orchards like Reed Valley and Evan's have stands at the local farmer's market where you can try different types of apples and buy them for ridiculously low prices! 

Take advantage by making this quick and easy recipe for one of my favorite apple dishes--fried apples!

Fried apples with Bourbon & Honey Ice Cream from Crank and Boom

Gala and Pixie Crisp apples from Reed Valley Orchard

Finished fried apples just waiting for some ice cream!

Kentucky Proud Fried Apples

(Use apples that you would eat plain; I personally don't like Granny Smith apples, so I used one of my favorites, Gala, along with a new favorite, Pixie Crisp.)

Kentucky Proud Fried Apples

Makes 8 servings

  • 8 apples (local), cored and sliced into 1/2 inch wedges
  • 3 plus 1/2 cups cider (local)
  • 4 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 6 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  1. Place apples and 3 cups cider in a large pan on medium heat.
  2. Cook apples until fork-tender, about 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, mix remaining 1/2 cup cider, cornstarch, and spices together.
  4. Once apples are done, remove them with a slotted spoon and turn the pan up to medium-high.
  5. Add spice cider mixture and heat until thickened.
  6. Add cooked apples back to spiced sauce and stir to coat the apples.
  7. Serve either alone or with some ice cream.

Jennifer is the chef behind the website, a girl eats world.  Head over for more Kentucky Proud recipes!