Fried Apples Recipe is one of my families favorites. The apples are seared in mouthwatering melted butter and cinnamon mixture. Simply put, these apples are literally eating the inside of a fabulously decadent apple pie without the fuss.
The apples are stand alone fantastic. Do you want to get crazy? Top them with whipped cream or ice cream. Use you very vivid imagination and enjoy.
Fried Apples Recipe
One of my favorite recipes my Granny would make me was fried apples. They are simple, delicious, and ready in no time. A great way to enjoy a fruity dessert without having to make a pie crust.
We do not have a Cracker Barrel where we live. However, my friends tell me this recipe is better than theirs. So whether you frequent a Cracker Barrel or just want an amazing dessert, give these fried apples a try.
Everything is pretty straightforward and substitutions aren't suggested for this simple and tasty recipe. For the apples, I suggest sticking with Granny Smith, Jonagold, or Fuji. They hold up well to frying. Washington State University has a great apple guide that I refer to for baking.
We use cornstarch to thicken the sauce and it works perfectly. This is a wonderful way to thicken the sauce and keep it gluten-free.
Step by Step Instructions
- Peel and thinly slice the apples. Squeeze the lemon juice on the apples.
- In a large bowl, combine white sugar, brown sugar and apple pie spice.
- In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Stir in the mixed sugar mixture to blend the ingredients.
- Add the apples the melted butter and spices, stir to blend.
- Whisk the cornstarch into the apple cider and add to the skillet.
- Allow mixture to bubble and thicken, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Serve immediately.
- Serve your fried apples straight up as they do in Cracker Barrel is always delicious.
- Top with some fresh whipped cream and a sprig of fresh mint.
- Serve these tasty apples over your buttermilk pancakes.
- Serve with vanilla ice cream.
- Place your leftover in the fridge in a covered container for 1-2 days. Reheat in a microwave, following manufacturers instructions to reheat. To reheat in the oven, preheat oven to 350°F and place the apples in an oven safe container and warm the apples for about 10 minutes.
Looking for more apple recipes, here are a few of our fan favorites:
- Apple Pie Vodka
- Caramel Apple Vodka Slush
- Slow Cooker Apple Cider
- Apple Cider Donuts
- Harvest Apple Cakelets with Maple Drizzle
When you make this recipe, take a pic and tag me on Instagram @everyday_eileen or #everydayeileen
Keep up to date with recipes and posts by following me on:
Love this recipe, it would be awesome if you give it a 5-star rating and share comments below.
Fried Apple Recipe
- 3 apples, sliced thin Note 1
- 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
- ¼ cup white sugar
- 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
- ¼ cup salted butter
- 1 Tablespoon apple pie spice
- ½ cup apple cider if needed, add more
- 1 Tablespoon corn starch
- Slice the apples thin and sprinkle with lemon juice, set aside.
- In a small bowl, combine the white sugar, brown sugar and apple pie spice. Set aside.
- In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Stir in the mixed sugar mixture and the apples.
- While the apple mixture is cooking, whisk the cornstarch into the apple cider. Add the cider mixture to the skillet with the apples.
- Continue to cook the apple mixture, stir occasionally, for about 6 minutes. The liquid will begin to bubble and thicken. The apples will be fork tender.
- Remove from heat and enjoy immediately.