You might not always have time to bake a pie, but you can have the best part of it in just 30 minutes with these delicious Fried Apples!
Warm and sticky Fried Apples are a 30-minute apple pie alternative that hits all the right notes. These quick and easy apples provide that nostalgic baked apple crunch and are dressed the part, beautifully spiced with sugar, cinnamon, and ginger.
THE BEST PART OF THE PIE
Apple pie is an American classic! A slice of pie with buttery, flakey crust filled with warm and gooey spiced apples is a one-way ticket to heaven! There are plenty of other amazing recipes, however, that showcase the best part of the pie– the apples!
OTHER RECIPES TO SERVE WITH FRIED APPLES
- Brown Sugar Cinnamon Ice Cream – Sure you can top off your fried apples with a store bought ice cream, but homemade is so much better! This subtly sweet brown sugar and cinnamon ice cream pairs perfectly with spiced apples.
- Apple Pie Ice Cream – The name is in the title and let me tell you, this ice cream does not disappoint. Serve this up with warm fried apples and you can have your pie two ways!
Apples: You can use any type of apple for this fried apples recipe. I recommend peeling them and cutting them into wedges for the best results.
Spices: Regular granulated sugar, ground cinnamon, and ground ginger are brought together with unsalted butter to create the perfect southern fried apples.
HOW TO MAKE FRIED APPLES
STEP ONE: Start by peeling and coring the apples and then slice them into wedges. (I like to use an apple slicer for this after peeling.) Grab a large skillet and place it over medium heat and melt the butter in the pan.
STEP TWO: Add in the sugar, cinnamon, and ginger. Stir to combine all of the ingredients and then add in the apple wedges. Reduce the heat to low and allow the spiced apples to simmer for 20 minutes, stirring them often.
STEP THREE: Reduce the heat to low and allow the spiced apples to simmer for 20 minutes, stirring them often.
TIPS FOR SUCCESS
- You can cut the apples however you prefer, just be aware that smaller fried apple slices or diced apples will mostly likely require some cooking time adjustments. You’ll want your apples to hold their shape and have some crunchiness left.
- Don’t forget to stir your fried apples often or the sugar may begin to caramelize and burn.
WHAT GOES WITH FRIED APPLES?
I think I’ve eaten enough Cracker Barrel fried apples to confidently say that fried apples go perfect with breakfast! In fact, my perfect breakfast is fried eggs, oven bacon, hashbrowns, and fried apples! This fried apple recipe also makes a great dessert that everyone at the table will love. You can even use leftover fried apples to make apple pie scones!
WHAT TYPE OF APPLE WORKS BEST FOR FRIED APPLES?
The good news is that you can use your favorite apples for this recipe– whichever they may be. I like tart apples, like Granny Smith or Pink Lady apples. If you are a fan of Cracker Barrel fried apples, try Golden Delicious to get the closest copy-cat outcome. Honey Crisp apples are also great to bake with!
OTHER INCREDIBLE APPLE RECIPES
- Caramel Apple Hard Cider
- Air Fryer Baked Apples
- Glazed Apple Cookies
- Apple Cider Muffins
- Apple Whiskey Sour
- Apple Dumplings
- Melt butter on medium-low in a large skillet.
- Add in the sugar, cinnamon, and ginger and stir to combine.
- Add in the apple wedges and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 20 minutes stirring often.
- Serve warm as is or spoon the apples and sauce over ice cream.