Tenacious Thyme: Pan-Fried Apples with Thyme

August/September 2011

Photo by Howard Lee Puckett


• 2 apples, Golden Delicious or Granny Smith
• 2 tablespoons butter
• 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
• Fresh thyme sprigs, for garnish

1. Core apples and cut each into 1/2-inch-thick slices.

2. Melt butter in a nonstick skillet over medium heat; add apple rings and cook 4 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Add thyme, cover and cook over low heat 3 minutes, or until apples are soft. Garnish with fresh thyme sprigs.

Caleb Melchior grows unusual herbs and perennials at Sugar Creek Gardens in Kirkwood, Missouri. He is also studying for a Master of Landscape Architecture degree at Kansas State University.  

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