The original recipe calls for ghee instead of butter. If you don’t have any on hand, butter works just as well. Let’s be honest: anything fried in butter is tasty. This is a good snack, dessert, or breakfast topping (a nice alternative to the peaches in the Creamy coconut breakfast barley). It is a fall recipe because of its warming qualities but good any time you crave something sweet.


  • 2 tsp butter or ghee
  • 1/2 tsp sweet spice mix*
  • 1 large apple, cored and sliced (you also try peaches or nectarines)
  • 1 tbsp raisins or chopped figs (optional)


Warm the butter and spice mix in a frying pan on medium head. Add the apple slices to the pan and stir to coat. Fry for about 2-3 minutes, stirring. Add a tablespoon or two of water to keep the apples from sticking, and pan fry for anther 2-3 minutes, until tender. If using raisins or figs, add with the water.

Transfer to a bowl and enjoy as is, or add to any breakfast oatmeal or barley as a topping.

Some fried nectarines. I would never have thought warm fruit was good but it’s perfect on cool days.

*sweet spice mix: I make this ahead of time and have on hand. Mix 2 tbsp cinnamon powder, 2 tbsp ginger powder, and 1 tbsp cardamom powder. Store in an airtight container (an 8 oz canning jar works great!).



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