Since it’s not socially acceptable to visit Cracker Barrel™ just for their fried apples, we made this copycat version so you can have them whenever you want—like, every day with every meal. No judgments here.
Provided by: SmallRecipe.com
Total time: 30 minutes
Prep time: 30 minutes
|3 tablespoons butter|
|4 medium Golden Delicious apples, cored, cut into 3/4-inch wedges (about 2 lb)|
|1/4 cup granulated sugar|
|2 tablespoons packed brown sugar|
|1 teaspoon ground cinnamon|
|1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg|
|1/2 cup apple cider|
|1 tablespoon cornstarch|
- In 12-inch nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add apples, sugars and spices; stir to coat. Cover; cook 11 to 14 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender. Transfer to serving dish; cover to keep warm.
- In small cup, beat cider and cornstarch with whisk; add to same skillet over medium heat, stirring constantly to blend. Simmer 30 to 60 seconds or until thickened. Pour mixture over apples, and serve.
Calories 110 , Carbohydrate 20 g, Cholesterol 10 mg, Fat 1/2 , Fiber 2 g, Protein 0 g, Saturated Fat 2 g, ServingSize 1/2 Cup, Sodium 30 mg, Sugar 16 g, TransFat 0 g
I grew up eating fried apples and then as an adult I discovered Cracker Barrel and their fried apples. This recipe is from another site and is as close as I have seen to Cracker Barrel. The recipe says you can freeze the cooked apples. I have never done this as there is never any left.
Total time: 35 minutes
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Yield: 6 serving(s)
|2 cups apple juice, plus|
|1/2 cup apple juice|
|4 large golden delicious apples, with peel,cut 1/2 inch wedges|
|3 tablespoons cornstarch|
|1 teaspoon apple pie spice|
|4 tablespoons sugar|
- In a medium skillet, combine the 2 cups apple juice and sliced apples.
- Simmer gently until apples are fork tender but not mushy, turning apples frequently.
- Remove apples from juice using a slotted spoon and place in an oven safe dish.
- In a blender, combine the remaining 1/2 cup apple juice, cornstarch, apple pie spice and sugar.
- Blend a few seconds until smooth.
- Whisk mixture into hot apple juice in skillet and cook, stirring constantly on medium high heat until it bubbles and becomes thickened and smooth.
- Pour thickened mixture over apples and serve.
- Please note the cooking time is an approximate.
Calories 172.6, Fat 0.4, Saturated Fat 0.1, Cholesterol 0, Sodium 6.1, Carbohydrate 44.3, Fiber 3.8, Sugar 33.8, Protein 0.5
How do you cook fried apples at Cracker Barrel?
These fried apples are just like Cracker Barrel’s fried apples recipe. Tender, juicy, apples with cinnamon and brown sugar, fried in a cast-iron skillet. So delicious. Core, peel, and slice apples. Melt butter over medium heat in a cast-iron skillet or large frying pan. Add apples to skillet, stir. Cook for 6-8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Does Cracker Barrel Fry apples in cast iron?
These fried apples are absolutely mouthwatering. Like the Cracker Barrel original, they’re tender, sweet, and buttery. Because they’re made in a cast iron skillet, they have that extra special something that you just can’t get with a regular pan, as well.
How to cook apples in a pan with butter?
Melt butter over medium heat in a cast iron skillet or large frying pan. Next, add the apples. Cook for 6 – 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until fork-tender. Once the apples are tender, stir in the brown sugar and cinnamon and stir to coat apples in the mixture.
How do you make the perfect apple crisp?
Check out these copycat recipes! Core apples and slice apples. In a large skillet, melt bacon drippings or melt butter. Spread apple slices evenly over the medium skillet bottom. Sprinkle the lemon juice over them, followed by the brown sugar and salt. Cover and cook over low heat for 15 minutes, be sure to stir them occasionally.