Fried Green Apples with Sugared Crust strips

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by NanaKat, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. NanaKat

    NanaKat True BYC Addict Premium Member

    It's that time of year when you thin your apple crop and here is a old family recipe to enjoy from those thinnings. You could serve this warm or cold, with or without a whipped cream.

    Fried Green Apples

    4.5 pounds of green apples (about 45 golf ball sized apples) cut the apples from the core discarding any blemished spots cut into 1/2 inch thisk slices. Do not peel. toss into the lemon water to keep them from turning brown.
    Lemon juice in a bowl of water for holding the apples until ready to cook
    one stick butter melted
    3 cups of sugar

    I use a #7 cast iron skillet for this but you can use any coverd skillet. Melt the stick of butter, add the 3 cups of sugar and the apples. On low heat simmer covered with a lid until the apples are translucent (about 30 minutes). You will need to turn frequently. When the apples cook down, we like just a little carmelizing of the sugars. Remove from the heat and leave in the skillet. If you don't like the carmelized flavor, empty up into a bowl and cover until ready to serve. Keeps in refrigerator. Makes about 4 cups of cooked apples.

    Sugared Crust strips This makes up similiar to a two crust pie crust recipe
    1.5 cups of Crisco or lard
    2 cups all purpose flour
    1 cup self Rising flour
    1 tsp salt
    cold water
    1/4 cup brown sugar
    Ground cloves

    Mix the dry ingredients. Cut the Crisco into the flour mix. Sprinkle in enough cold water to mix the dough into a ball.
    Roll the dough out onto a cookie sheet. Sprinkle on the brown sugar and spread evenly over the dough. Dust on cinnamon and the ground cloves to your liking. We like just a light sprinkle. Score the dough into strips about 1 inch wide one direction and then across to make three rows. Bake at 400 degrees until lightly brown. Cooled these can be stored in a zip locked baggie....if there are any left over.
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    That sounds sinfully delicious! Thanks for sharing! I'm going to try that real soon. A twist on the traditional apple pie![​IMG]
  3. MysticScorpio82

    MysticScorpio82 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Maine, USA
    Oh My! I can't wait to try this out! It sounds SOOOO yummy [​IMG]
  4. 2DogsFarm

    2DogsFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2009
    NW Indiana
    I have 3 apple trees and just me living here.
    I usually end up with not many good-sized apples & windfalls go to the horses.
    Maybe I can get some use from the over-abundant crop this year.

    Do you know if this would work with peaches?
    My peach tree is overloaded to the point where I was considering bracing some of the branches.
    But if I could pick peaches and fix them this way I might not have to brace.
  5. NanaKat

    NanaKat True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Quote:I've never tried it with peaches. You might try with a few as an experiment and then post your findings here. They might be a little too bitter....

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