Southern 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
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
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
The best part….if you serve them as a “side” you can still have dessert!
- 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
- Peel, core and cut apples into eight slices each
- Place apples in a medium size skillet over high heat
- Add water, sugar, butter and cinnamon
- When butter has melted, toss to coat apples
- 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
- 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.
This post linked with Cooking with Curls, Love Bakes Good Cakes, Lemons for Lulu, With a Blast , Frugal Foodie Mamma and Tumbleweed Contessa
A huge “THANKS” to Stacy at This Mamma’s Ramblings for choosing this post to be featured on Turn It Up Tuesdays!
February 28, 2018 at 3:00 PM
Added an oz of Woodford Reserve
bourbon sooooooo gooooooiod
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
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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!
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!
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!
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.
September 29, 2013 at 5:00 PM
I’ve never had southern fried apples but these look delicious! Thanks for sharing!
September 29, 2013 at 12:58 PM
This sounds delicious! – Stopping by from Lets Get Social Sunday. =)
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!
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
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.
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…
September 29, 2013 at 7:33 AM
Thanks for stopping by. They are amazing with ham. Hope you enjoy! Have a great week
September 28, 2013 at 12:49 PM
How did you know that I’ve been craving these lately? Hope you have a great day.
September 27, 2013 at 3:12 PM
This looks so good thanks for sharing!
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