Every year on our birthday we get to pick a special meal for Mama to prepare for us. This is part of my special birthday meal. I always go for a full country breakfast, served at suppertime. Homemade biscuits, country ham, hash brown casserole, scrambled eggs, bacon, and these special fried apples.
Of course, no one person can actually manage to eat even a portion of everything prepared, but it sure does lay out for a grand looking meal!
You will need: Apples (Golden Delicious), Apple Juice, Sugar, Corn Starch, Cinnamon, and Allspice.
If you’ve never used allspice in your apple dishes, you are missing out! What allspice does is make the cinnamon *pop* in your recipes. It simply amplifies the cinnamon flavor. I like to add a pinch of it (a generous pinch) whenever cinnamon is called for in addition to the cinnamon.
Cut your apples in wedges. Just leave the skin on, it is wonderful in this recipe.
Don’t worry, it will be nice and tender when they are done!
Pour apple juice in skillet.
Add apples in a single layer and bring heat up to a medium low to medium. You want these to just simmer until the apples are fork tender. Keep an eye on these while you do the next steps. You’ll need to be handy to turn them a few times in order to have them cook evenly.
While those are cooking, put corn starch in a medium sized bowl.
Don’t you just love my grammar?
Stir that up with a wire whisk.
Once your apples are fork tender, remove them from the pan using a slotted spoon so the juice remains in the pan. Now, you really do want these fork tender, not cooked to the point of surrender like we southerners have a tendency to do to fruits and veggies.
Just set them aside in a bowl, big enough to stir a bit because we are about to pour a sauce over them.
That hot apple juice in your skillet is now going to be poured into your bowl of dry ingredients…
and whisk that for all you’re worth!
Until you get all of the lumps and such out.
Pour that back in your skillet.
Cook this on medium heat until it gets bubbly and thickens.
Let me tell ya, one minute it will be runny and then two seconds later it will be THICK. So pay attention!
Pour this ooey goodness over your apples.
Stir it up until you have this magnificent dish.
Here is where you have a dilemma. If you made these while your family was at home, they are likely standing over you right now with forks in hand. HOWEVER, if you are alone in the house, you COULD eat them and wash all the dishes real quick. No one would ever have to know. Just say you used a new apple air freshener!
- 2+1/2 cups apple juice
- 4 large golden delicious apples, unpeeled and cut into wedges
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp allspice
- 4 tablespoons sugar
- In a large skillet, combine the apple juice and sliced apples. Heat on medium until apples are fork tender, turning often to enable even cooking. Be careful not to overcook apples. Remove apples from juice with slotted spoon and place in large bowl.
- In another bowl, combine all dry ingredients and stir with wire whisk until well blended. Pour hot apple juice into dry mixture. Whisk vigorously until lumps are gone. Pour this mixture back into the skillet and heat on medium heat, whisking constantly, until bubbly and thick.
- Remove from heat and pour over apples in bowl. Stir until apples are evenly coated.