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These cinnamon fried apples will melt in your mouth! Softened apples in a butter, sugar and cinnamon mixture. A delicious side dish or dessert recipe.
Apples are often used in desserts…and sometimes used in sheet pan dinners or soups. But sometimes just a good old fashioned bowl of cinnamon fried apples are what is needed for a side dish or afternoon snack.
Have you ever been to Cracker Barrel? They are restaurants that are popular across the south and midwest United States. Their menu is huge, and some of their most popular dishes are the side dishes.
Hash brown casserole…and fried apples. That’s what we love to get at Cracker Barrel. This fried apple recipe is a copycat version of Cracker Barrel apples. So delicious, warm and sweet.
There are so many varieties of apples in the grocery store. How do you know which to pick for your recipe?
For this recipe you’ll want to choose a tart apple that will hold up to the heat and not get mushy. Look for Granny Smith Apples, Fuji or Pink Lady. (source) These are all common apples that we have in Aldi or Walmart so you shouldn’t have a problem finding them.
When the apples are tender, they are done and ready to eat any way you like them. I especially love them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or topping a bowl of yogurt.
Some recipes call for mixing a cornstarch slurry and drizzling it into the apples to thicken the sauce. It ends up more like apple pie filling. I don’t find this is necessary, but you can do it if you’d like.
Yes! If you have an abundance of apples, you can freeze them either fresh or cooked.
To freeze them fresh, peel the apple, core it and cut it into slices. Lay the slices on a baking sheet that you’ve lined with parchment. Allow the apples to freeze on the sheet first, then store them in ziploc bags in the freezer.
You can also freeze the apples cooked as in this fried apple recipe. Store them in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months.
At Cracker Barrel you get fried apples in a bowl and eat them with a spoon. They are delicious. But if you’re looking for something a little different try serving fried apples on:
During apple season, you might find you want a new apple recipe to enjoy. Here’s a few we love!