Friday, 27 November 2015

Fried Apples

We've had some very wet and windy days here. Look at what our poor eucalyptus tree had to try and stand up to!

Anyway, remember I told you about picking the cooking apples? They weren't the only apples we had this year. I picked lots of eating apples as well. When I couldn't store any more I left apples on the trees. So for the first time we now have some apple trees with apples and no leaves!

 I love how it looks! Kind of festive and getting ready for Christmas.

The birds have eaten the odd apple but, surprisingly, very few.

I picked some of the apples today so I can use them in my chicken and apple cheese bake when I next make it.

First, wash and core the apples; they have to be eating apples rather than cookers. Heat about an ounce of butter in a large frying pan until hot.

Slice the apples in rings about a quarter of an inch thick. Put the apples in the pan in a single layer and fry for about five minutes - until golden/brown.

Now turn the apple slices and fry the other side. You're aiming for colour and softening but not apple mush. The slices should still hold their shape.

I then left the apple slices to cool and packed them in a box to store in the freezer until needed. It takes about six small apples for each bake. When I next make the chicken and apple cheese bake I'll take photos and then show you how to do it.

Thanks for all your comments about the Christmas pudding. I hope some of you will give it a go some time. Bye for now!


  1. The poor eucalyptus tree!! Practically bent double. Your little apple trees are positively bursting with fruit - hove lovely :)

  2. It sounds delicious!

  3. Looks yummy. Must have a go at this as I have a surplus of apples in the garage . .....xx

  4. Looks yummy . Must have a go at the recipe as I have a surplus of apples in the garage ......xx

  5. The birds will be thankful there's apples left on the trees when there isn't much else around. Looking forward to hearing about the rest of the recipe.

  6. I love that you have a fresh store of apples just waiting there I think they look lovely on the tree, I still have a few on my patio apple tree but they are tiny and look very sorry for themselves. The apple and cheese bake sounds intriguing looking forward to seeing how you make it. Have a great weekend. :) xx

  7. What a great post, Gillian. Those photos of the red apples on the otherwise bare trees are amazing.

  8. It certainly looks stormy! The storms are going to come to Germany tonight (according to the forcast). Brrrrr.

    The baked apples look so good - i wish I could take on from the pic. :)

    Take care
    Crochet Between Worlds

  9. Lovely Apples, I like them fried With my dinner :)
    Have a Nice week end

  10. It has been stormy hasn't it! More on the way today I hear. I love the apple trees with no leaves, they look like massive berries!! I have so many in my greenhouse from collecting them at work and needed some ideas, so it looks as though I will be copying your idea today :-) Take care xx

  11. Oh, the weather outside is frightful.....

  12. It's been stormy here too, I think we are close enough to get the same weather. I love the photos of the apple trees, they do look very Christmassy. Hx

  13. My, those apples look yummy, definitely gotta try this recipe, thanks for sharing! xx

  14. Beautiful photos, and the apples look scrumptious! :)

  15. Love the photos of the trees with apples but no leaves...they do look Christmassy, like big red berries! Your recipe sounds delicious, thank you for sharing!
    Helen xox

  16. Hoping you haven't been flooded! We were hearing of the awful floods in Cumbria not long ago, but not sure what is happening where you are in Ireland, other than your photo of your Eucalyptus tree. I am guessing you have, at the very least, lost your broadband connection? We haven't heard much about the weather in Ireland on our TV news.

    Just a note to say I'm hoping you and your hubbie are OK, and to wish you both a Happy Christmas.


    Barbara xx

    1. Thank you so much for your good wishes. The weather here has been mild for the time of year and so we're getting lots of rain. No flooding where I live but there was some in other areas of Northern Ireland. You'll never believe it but my husband and I were in Cumbria for a short holiday when storm Desmond hit. Thankfully the hotel we were in wasn't flooded. We had to stay an extra night because the roads were flooded but apart from that we got on very well. I'll have to try and get a blog post done apart - maybe tomorrow if I can get time! Hope you all have a lovely Christmas x


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