Southern Fried Apples

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Are you a fan of the fried apples that are served at all of the legendary Cracker Barrel restaurants? Then look no further because you are going to want this recipe for Southern Fried Apples!

During the cooler months of autumn, I love to break out all of my favorite fall recipes, and my recipe for southern fried apples is certainly no exception. Southern fried apples can be enjoyed on their own, or used as a filling for an apple pie.

My favorite way to serve fried apples is with grilled pork chops and a side of roasted brussels sprouts. The combination of sweet fried apples along with the salty and savory pork is so delicious.

There are lots of different varieties of apples and any will work with this recipe. My personal favorite is the honeycrisp apple! The honeycrisp apple’s name says it all. It’s pleasantly crisp, sweet and juicy, and subtly tart.

Experiment with this recipe using your favorite apple and see how it turns out. You may be pleasantly surprised to taste how each type of apple can change the whole flavor of the recipe.

Let’s get to cookin’! Here’s what you’ll need…

Ingredients:

  • 2 ½ cups apple juice, divided
  • 4 apples with peel, cut into ½-inch wedges
  • 3 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 tsp. apple pie spice
  • 4 tbsp. sugar

Instructions:

1. In a large skillet, gently simmer 2 cups of apple juice and sliced apples over medium heat for about 5-10 minutes, or until fork tender and not too mushy. The cooking time may vary based on the type of apples used and thickness of apples. Cover and stir frequently to turn apples while simmering.

2. With a slotted spoon, remove apples from juice to an oven-safe dish. Set aside.

3. In a small bowl, whisk together ½ cup of apple juice, cornstarch, apple pie spice, and sugar, until well combined.

4. Add cornstarch mixture to hot apple juice in skillet.

5. Stir constantly over medium heat until it becomes thick and smooth.

6. Pour mixture over apples and enjoy!

Recipe by Melanie
A Dash of Mel

Southern Fried Apples

Melanie – A Dash of Mel
This recipe is a copycat version of the fried apples served at all of the legendary Cracker Barrel restaurants. Southern fried apples can be enjoyed on their own, or used as a filling for an apple pie.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Southern
Servings 6

Equipment

  • large skillet
  • wooden cooking spoon
  • slotted spoon
  • oven-safe dish
  • medium bowl
  • whisk

Ingredients
  

  • 2 ½ cups apple juice divided
  • 4 apples with peel cut into ½-inch wdges
  • 3 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 tsp. apple pie spice
  • 4 tbsp. sugar

Instructions
 

  • In a large skillet, gently simmer 2 cups of apple juice and sliced apples over medium heat for about 5-10 minutes, or until fork tender and not too mushy. The cooking time may vary based on the type of apples used and thickness of apples. Cover and stir frequently to turn apples while simmering.
  • With a slotted spoon, remove apples from juice to an oven-safe dish. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together ½ cup of apple juice, cornstarch, and apple pie spice, until well combined.
  • Add cornstarch mixture to hot apple juice in skillet.
  • Stir constantly over medium heat until it becomes thick and smooth.
  • Pour mixture over apples and enjoy!

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