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Fried Apples

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  • 4 firm apples
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice


Remove cores from all apples. Slice apples into 1/2 inch rings. Measure water and butter into skillet. Warm over medium heat until butter melts. Add apple slices cooking for about 10 minutes. Turn them once or twice while cooking. Sprinkle the brown sugar and lemon juice over the slices. Gently turn all the slices to mix. Cover the skillet and remove it from the heat. Let apples sit 10 minutes and serve.

By Jodi from Aurora, CO

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February 2, 20110 found this helpful
Family favorite!


  • apples (as many as you want to make)
  • brown sugar (depends on how many apples)
  • cinnamon
  • bacon grease or butter -I usually fry 2-4 pieces of bacon and save the grease


Peel and slice apples. Heat bacon grease or butter (just to coat bottom of pan). I usually use an electric skillet, just because it's easy to regulate the temp. Add apples, sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon -you'll have to guess at how much, add sparingly and just taste a slice or two, til the apples are as sweet and cinnamony as you like. I usually add a few tablespoons of brown sugar and maybe 1-2 tsp. of cinnamon. Do a quick fry of the apples, to melt and mix in the brown sugar and cinnamon, then put a lid on and lower the heat and simmer for maybe 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally, and cook until the apples are tender, but still have a crispness to them. This is a really nice side for a brunch or breakfast!

If you don't have brown sugar, you can use white, but my family prefers the flavor of the brown sugar. The bacon grease adds a bit of a smoky flavor that we prefer over butter, but either works fine!



Servings: any
Time:5-10 Minutes Preparation Time
15-20 Minutes Cooking Time

Source: A mom of an old college friend from the 70's!

By Bzladi from Storm Lake, IA

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July 21, 20100 found this helpful


  • 1 qt. sliced apples
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon


Steam apples with butter and water in a heavy saucepan until they are soft. Stir sugar and cinnamon.

By Robin from Washington, IA


Fried Apples

I always order fried apples when we dine at Cracker Barrel restaurants. Now I can make my own here at home. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe! (05/12/2009)

By southeastgeorgiapeach

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May 6, 20090 found this helpful

Quick and Easy


  • 6 to 8 medium apples - peeled and cut in wedges
  • 2 Tbsp. butter or margarine
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar - more if using tart apples.
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  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 or 3 Tbsp. water
  • dash of nutmeg (optional)


Add margarine to skillet over medium heat, then add apples. Saute over medium heat, for about 10 minutes. Apples should be fork tender. Don't overcook or you'll have apple sauce. Over medium-high heat, add brown sugar, plus a few tablespoonsful of water to caramelize apples. Toss gently just until all apples are coated. Remove from heat and stir in cinnamon and nutmeg (if using). Serve warm as a side dish in place of a vegetable, or over ice cream as a dessert.

Cooking time and the amount of brown sugar varies according to the variety of apple you are using. Use any variety, but fried apples are best when made with a firm apple like red or yellow delicious.

By Harlean from Hot Springs, Arkansas


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