Fried Apples...Cracker Barrel Style!

I have seen a lot of copycat recipes for the fried apples they have at Cracker Barrel, but my mother's recipe to me is the closest it comes to those apples.  I actually think hers are even better though.  They are also not hard to make at all. 

Wash about 6 or 7 apples that are good for cooking.  These are Gala's.  Don't peel them, just core and dice them in a fairly large dice.   Place a 1/2 stick of butter in a skillet that can be covered.  Put your heat on medium.  Place apples in the skillet and pour 1/2 cup sugar over all.  Cover with lid and cook just until the apples are soft.  Probably about 15 minutes.  Stir them around to mix the sugar and butter throughout.

Mix 1/2 cup apple juice with 1 tsp. of cornstarch. Add 1 tsp. cinnamon and 1 tsp. vanilla. Stir well together and pour over the apples to thicken. Don't cover after you add the thickener and let them just simmer for about 15 to 20 minutes just until they thicken. Don't over cook or cover or they will mush up and you will have applesauce.   That's all there is to it! 

6 or 7 apples
1/2 stick butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup apple juice
1 tsp. corn starch
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla


  1. I just put a little butter in a frying pan and when it get warm enough i throw the apple sices in the pan and start them cooking. keep them from frying to long just till they look good and done and browning a little . sprinkle a little sugar on them and cinamon on then and slide them up against a pork chop and your going to love them.

    1. I think I'm gonna try this version. Looks good!

    2. That's how I make them too except I use dark brown sugar instead of white.

  2. I found some star anise at our Walmart the other day and threw in just a piece of one while the apples were cooking. It really added a good flavor to the already delicious dish!

  3. I found some star anise at the store the other day and I put a small piece of one in the apples while they were cooking. It added a delicious flavor to the already yummy treat. My 5 year old loved it.

  4. I throw a little handful of red hot candies in them. Gives apples a nice taste and pretty color..We love them this way!

  5. Just make sure whatever apples you use are firm enough to carry the heat. You don't want hot applesauce - though it's not all that bad! LOL

  6. I love how in depth your recipes are. Not only the do's but the don'ts. Thank you so much. ~Rhonda



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