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Southern Skillet Fried Apples

 

In this post I’m sharing how to make classic Southern Skillet Fried Apples.

 Fall is not all about the pumpkin y’all! Apples orchards are full of ripe fruit just waiting to be picked. There are apple festivals going on this time of year. The air has a hint of coolness to it after a long hot summer.
 
As the old saying goes “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”. Well nobody specified how those apples could be prepared before you eat them and there are countless ways. The intoxicating aromas of cinnamon and spices filling the air.

Easy Southern Fried Apples

Fall Mountain Apples
 

One of my favorite apple dishes is an old classic. Southern Skillet Fried Apples is almost like apple pie without the crust and a favorite side dish in the South. It is a recipe that is so easy to make at home and better than what you’ll find at Cracker Barrel.

Fried Apples Better Than Cracker Barrel

 
Now I’m not trying to put ideas in your head but you could take this dish when it’s done and take it a step further by adding some cake batter on top. Apple upside down cake! Just saying. We’ll just stick with the Skillet Fried Apples today though ?So let’s pull out those cast iron skillets and get to cooking.
 

No Crust Skillet Apple Pie

 
 
Ingredients
 
  • 4 tbs Butter (half a stick)
  • 1/4 c Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon (heaping)
  • 4 Apples

Southern Skillet Fried Apples

I used a couple of Honeycrisp Apples and Granny Smith Apples but you can use whatever variety you prefer. Those happen to be personal favorites of mine. My apples were also on the large size. If you have smaller apples, add in an extra one to the recipe.

First we have to core, slice and peel the apples. I just cut my apples in half, core them, then slice them and remove the peels from each section.

Warm your skillet over medium heat.

When hot, add the butter and allow to melt.

Add the brown sugar and cinnamon.

If you don’t have brown sugar on hand, you could use granulated sugar and a tablespoon of molasses.

Lodge Cast Iron Skillet
 

Stir to combine the melted butter, sugar and cinnamon together. Warning: it’s going to smell really good!

Add in the apples. Stir to combine everything together.

Glazed Fried Apples

How to make Southern Skillet Apples
 

Saute the apples until tender, about 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Serve warm.

 

Apple Fry Recipe

Southern Skillet Fried Apples
 

Southern Skillet Fried Apples

Yield: 1 Batch of Fried Apples

Southern Skillet Fried Apples

Southern Skillet Fried Apples

A classic Southern favorite of skillet fried apples. You decide if it's a side dish or dessert.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 tbs Butter (half a stick) 1 tsp Cinnamon (heaping) 4 Apples
  • 1/4 c Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon (heaping)
  • 4 Apples (Peeled, Cored & Sliced)

Instructions

  1. First we have to core, slice and peel the apples. I just cut my apples in half, core them, then slice them and remove the peels from each section.
  2. Warn a skillet over medium heat.
  3. When hot, add the butter and allow to melt.
  4. Add the brown sugar and cinnamon.If you don't have brown sugar on hand, you could use granulated sugar and a tablespoon of molasses. Stir to combine the melted butter, sugar and cinnamon together.
  5. Warning: it's going to smell really good!
  6. Add in the apples. Stir to combine everything together.
  7. Saute the apples until tender, about 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.Serve warm.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 224Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 65mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 6gSugar: 32gProtein: 1g
 
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Southern Skillet Fried Apples

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Nichole

Sunday 28th of January 2018

I follow a mostly Paleo style diet, and just made a modified version of this to satisfy a sweet tooth. I used ghee instead of butter, left out the sugar and used a generous spoonful of molasses instead, and threw in some chopped pecans towards the end. Not quite the fried apples of my youth, but totally satisfied my sweet tooth - SO delicious!

Julia Jordan

Monday 29th of January 2018

I love using molasses in recipes. Your version sounds delicious.

Odell Jackson

Sunday 8th of October 2017

Just made this as my first attempt at fried apples. Tremendous! I used double the butter *oops* and added a touch of vanilla bean paste. One of the best things I've ever had! Thanks for the recipe!

Julia

Sunday 8th of October 2017

Odell,I'm so glad you enjoyed it! I live by the motto "Butter make it better!"

Joanne Schweitzer

Saturday 7th of October 2017

Looks delicious!

Maribeth Alexander

Tuesday 3rd of October 2017

Yum! I want to make these Skillet Fried Apples! I know my husband will LOVE this! I pinned it to make later.

Julia

Wednesday 4th of October 2017

Thank you. I hope y'all enjoy it.

Carol Rydell

Monday 2nd of October 2017

Still doesn't have a print button. Very frustrating. Great recipe. Thank you.

Julia

Monday 2nd of October 2017

Carol, if you scroll to the very bottom of the page you'll find a print button. I'm so sorry for any inconvenience.