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Cracker Barrel Fried Apples

Cracker Barrel Fried Apples are a Southern classic. Apple slices are skillet-cooked in sugar and cinnamon for a buttery, incredibly delicious way to make the best of apple season. And they take just a few minutes to make!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cracker barrel fried apples
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 288kcal


  • 4-5 large apples (crisp, tart variety such as Granny Smith or Golden Delicious)
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ½ cup apple juice
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch


  • Peel and core the apples, then cut into ½ inch thick wedges, set aside.
    4-5 large apples (crisp, tart variety such as Granny Smith or Golden Delicious)
  • Add the butter to a large skillet over medium high heat. Once it has completely melted, add the brown sugar, cinnamon, cloves and salt. Once the sugar and spices have dissolved, reduce the heat to medium-low and add the apple slices in a single layer to the skillet. Continue to cook, stirring frequently, until the apples are fork tender, about 15 minutes.
    4 tablespoons unsalted butter, ⅓ cup brown sugar, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon ground cloves, ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, apple juice and cornstarch with a fork. Add to the skillet with the apples and stir together. Continue to cook another 2 to 3 minutes until it forms a sauce and begins to thicken. Remove from the heat and serve immediately.
    1 teaspoon lemon juice, ½ cup apple juice, 1 tablespoon cornstarch


Calories: 288kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 301mg | Potassium: 259mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 450IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 0.5mg