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Fried Apples Recipe

Fried Apples are a delicious copycat of Cracker Barrel cooked apples. This sweet, Southern side dish is easy to make and comforting to eat.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Jen


  • 1/4 cup Butter
  • 1/2 cup Apple Cider
  • 1 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 2 lb Golden Delicious Apples About 5- 6 small/medium apples
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp Allspice
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar


  • Core, peel and cut apples into 1/4" wedges.
  • Melt butter in a large skillet over low heat.
  • Place apples in a single layer in skillet.
  • Top with lemon juice, brown sugar and spices. Mix well
  • Cover and simmer over low heat until tender.
  • Remove apples from skillet leaving juices.
  • In a small bowl whisk together 1/2 cup apple cider and cornstarch until blended with no lumps.
  • Whisk this mixture into skillet juices. Stirring constantly over medium heat until mixture has thickened.
  • Pour over apples and mix to coat.