Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Fried Apples in Sugar Cookie Cups

Recently one of my sisters (#5) tells me she is hungry for fried apples.  I have never made fried apples simply because although I actually DO eat apples raw, they are so soggy and mushy cooked.  Bleh!  However, I decided it would be a good idea to give them a try.  Exciting story huh?  I just didn't know how to serve them.  Then, it happened.   I was at the store a couple of days after, picking up apples and I see these double rolls of sugar cookie dough on clearance.  HELLO.  Fried apples in a sugar cookie bowl, instantly came to my mind.  Boo-yaahhh!

The kicker about this recipe is that now, I want to put EVERYTHING in a cookie bowl.  I am admittedly a little out of control.  But hey, I can think of worse things.  The surprise of the cinnamon chips in the bottom, the syrup created when frying the apples drizzle all over the top.  Get outta here........

Oh wait, DISCLAIMER, please don't ask me what apples to use.  I bought the ones that were the color of my favorite shade of lipstick.  That is how a real woman chooses her apples! Isn't it?

This will give you 12 cups!

2 rolls sugar cookie dough (yes I took store help on this one)
1/2-3/4 cup cinnamon chips

Preheat oven to recommended temp.  Slice 12 slices off of the cookie roll, and use each for 1 cup.  Using your fingers, press dough into the bottom and up the sides of your muffin tin.  When you have done them all, sprinkle a few cinnamon chips into the bottom.  It will be a little surprise in the bottom! Bake until they are JUST BEGINNING to get brown around the edges.  They might puff up in the center but they will fall again.  Mine took about 14 minutes.  You want them to be UNDER cooked a minute or 2 so they stay soft!  Let cool for 10 minutes and using a knife carefully pop them out of the pan. 


5-6 medium apples of your choice
2 tbsp. butter
3 tbsp. brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp vanilla

Add all ingredients, EXCEPT vanilla into your cold skillet.  Stir to combine.  Turn on heat to medium-high and stir occasionally.  When it begins to bubble turn back to medium and let fry/cook for 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.  When the juices have started to thicken, turn off and add the vanilla.  Let cook for a couple of minutes before filling cups.  Serve immediately!

If you are making these ahead just keep the components separate and fill the cups before serving!