Grandpa Bob's Fried Apples

December 25, 2015
1 Ratings
Photo by luvcookbooks
  • Prep time 20 minutes
  • Cook time 10 minutes
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

This is the first Christmas since my father died. I feel so sad. Yesterday my daughter and I started the croissants my mom used to make on Christmas. This morning I saw apples and decided to make my father's famous fried apples. No matter how many he made, it wasn't enough. —luvcookbooks

What You'll Need
  • 1 tablespoon Butter
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh young ginger, minced
  • 4 Apples, peeled and sliced
  • 1 Cinnamon stick or powdered cinnamon to taste
  • 1 Star anise(optional)
  • 1 Bay leaf(optional)
  • Nutmeg, whole
  • Dark brown sugar
  1. Melt butter and warm the ginger. Add apples, bay leaf, star anise and a bit of dark brown sugar. It should taste spicy and herby more than sweet. Sauté gently. My son likes crunchy and I like soft, so I make some thin chunks and some thick ones.
  2. When done to your liking, pile onto a platter and dust w freshly grated nutmeg. Enjoy!

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2 Reviews

Christina M. June 3, 2020
I'm sorry I haven't left a review on this recipe before because it's just wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing it. I like to use more butter, probably 2 T., so that I can warm the bay leaf, star anise, cinnamon stick & ginger for a good while before I add the apples. Just love the spices.
JanetFL December 26, 2015
Such a sweet message at a bittersweet time of the year for you! We keep my father's memory alive by making his eggnog recipe each Christmas. Your Dad's recipe sounds delicious - I will be making it soon. Thank you for sharing it.