Fried Apples

Southern Fried Apples

September 27, 2013Danita

Fried Apples

I’d like to start by saying, I’m not really sure why they are called “fried” apples.  They’re not actually fried. They are cooked on top of the stove in a skillet or pot without any oil.  

If you’ve ever been to Cracker Barrel you may be familiar with Fried Apples.  Cracker Barrel serves them as a side dish or as a pancake topping.  That’s what’s so great about Fried Apples… they’re versatile.  These are great for breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert (especially with ice cream)  They complement pork, chicken or beef. Canning them in the fall, when apples are plentiful, would be a great way to have them all year round.  Like most of my recipes, this one uses simple ingredients that are probably kept on hand. 

Here’s the Recipe: 

(printable recipe card below)

4 medium red apples

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

2/3 cup brown sugar (more if your apples are a little tart)

3 tablespoons butter

1/4 cup water

fried apples 1

Peel, core and cut apples into eight slices each

Place apples in a medium size skillet or pot over high heat

Add water, sugar, butter and cinnamon

When butter has melted, toss to coat apples

fried apples 2

Bring to a boil, cover and simmer until apples are tender-about 15-20 minutes

If apples have too much water, uncover and allow some of the moisture to boil out and syrup to thicken

fried apples 3

Serve warm

The best part….if you serve them as a “side” you can still have dessert!

Southern Fried Apples
Serves 4
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 4 medium red apples
  2. 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  3. 2/3 cup brown sugar (more if your apples are a little tart)
  4. 3 tablespoons butter
  5. 1/4 cup water
Instructions
  1. Peel, core and cut apples into eight slices each
  2. Place apples in a medium size skillet over high heat
  3. Add water, sugar, butter and cinnamon
  4. When butter has melted, toss to coat apples
  5. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer until apples are tender-about 15-20 minutes
  6. If apples have too much water, uncover and allow some of the moisture to boil out and syrup to thicken
Notes
  1. To keep peeled apples from turning brown before cooking, fill a large bowl about half full of water, add a squirt of lemon juice and place apple slices, fully submerged in lemon water.
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A huge “THANKS” to Stacy at This Mamma’s Ramblings for choosing this post to be featured on Turn It Up Tuesdays!

15 Comments

  • Jim

    February 28, 2018 at 3:00 PM

    Added an oz of Woodford Reserve
    bourbon sooooooo gooooooiod

  • janetvinyard

    October 23, 2016 at 11:12 AM

    Hi Danita, My Mom used to serve apples like this on top of buttered toast when I was a kid! We called it Apple Toast (for obvious reasons!) and it was a favorite fall/winter breakfast for us! Thanks for sharing your recipe! Blessings, Janet

  • The Lovely Photog

    April 10, 2014 at 1:57 PM

    This sounds amazing! I’ve never tried it before but it looks delicious! I’m definitely going to try it! Thanks for posting the recipe!

  • Jen Nikolaus

    October 24, 2013 at 5:28 PM

    Oh my heavens! These fried apples sound amazing!! I’ve never thought of cooking them like that before – YUM! Thanks so much for sharing this on Saturday Night Fever! Pinning now…See you this Saturday!

  • lizardlollies

    October 9, 2013 at 10:11 PM

    My grandma used to make these all the time when we were kids. We all loved them, but even better was when she used them to make fried apple pies. Thanks for reminding of how much I loved these!

  • Tumbleweed Contessa

    October 6, 2013 at 8:20 PM

    MMM….fall freshness. I could eat these for a month with maybe a little ice cream now and then. Thanks for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend.

  • Ritchil

    September 29, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    I’ve never had southern fried apples but these look delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  • Melissa

    September 29, 2013 at 12:58 PM

    This sounds delicious! – Stopping by from Lets Get Social Sunday. =)

  • Sarah

    September 29, 2013 at 12:25 PM

    Like your idea of serving them as a side dish- sneaky sneaky. Loved having this recipe at restaurants and buffets as a kid. Cracker Barrel has the best ones. Yum!

    1. Danita

      September 29, 2013 at 5:33 PM

      Thanks for stopping by Sarah. Reading back over all the comments, I’m thinking it might be time for a Cracker Barrel visit. Have a great week

  • Rosey

    September 29, 2013 at 7:53 AM

    It looks good to me, and so do the quesadillas below. I’m headed over there to visit too. 🙂

    Visiting today from Lovin’ the Weekend Blog Hop.

  • Mrs. Geek

    September 28, 2013 at 6:16 PM

    My first thought when I saw the title was, “You mean like at Cracker Barrel?” This looks deliciously simple- perhaps I’ve found a side dish for our Christmas ham…

    1. Danita

      September 29, 2013 at 7:33 AM

      Thanks for stopping by. They are amazing with ham. Hope you enjoy! Have a great week

  • heidi

    September 28, 2013 at 12:49 PM

    How did you know that I’ve been craving these lately? Hope you have a great day.

    Heidi’s Wanderings

  • Ashley

    September 27, 2013 at 3:12 PM

    This looks so good thanks for sharing!

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