Vanilla Pan Fried Apples



  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 3 Stemilt, Piñata apples, peeled, cored, and sliced into equal size wedges
  • 2 packed tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch of coarse kosher salt
  • 4 scoops of vanilla bean ice cream, optional

Ditch the fancy chocolates and snobby pastries and try these slightly updated, but still VERY old-school, Vanilla Pan Fried Apples. They are the ultimate Valentine’s dessert.

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    4 servings
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  1. Melt the butter in a 10-inch non-stick skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the apple wedges, brown sugar, lemon juice, vanilla bean paste, cinnamon, and salt. Stir to coat the apple wedges completely.
  3. Cook for approximately 10 minutes until wedges are tender, but still have a little bit of a bite.
  4. To serve divide the apple wedges between 4 bowls and add a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream to each bowl.
  5. Note: These apple wedges have lots of uses in the kitchen - they are great served over pancakes, perfect on top of oatmeal, and even hold their own as a southern inspired side dish.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving

  • Calories: 263