Cracker Barrel Fried Apples {The Best Copy-Cat!}

Fried apples are delicious southern-themed comfort food. Perfect on biscuits, on a scoop of vanilla ice cream, or as a sweet side dish.  This recipe for Copy-Cat Cracker Barrel Fried Apples is an easy side to make and enjoy at any time.

Cracker Barrel Fried Apples Recipe

Cracker Barrel Fried Apples Recipe

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If you’ve been on the blog before, you might know that I have a deep love for the south. And, along with that…a deep love for Cracker Barrel. My kids have no choice, but to love it along with me. We just love the home-cooking taste and the Old Country Store.

cracker barrel fried apples

Of course, when it’s time to eat, fried apples are usually on someone’s plate. Michael and I especially love them. As a matter of fact, on one trip to our favorite restaurant, Michael ate ALL of my fried apples along with his. I had no choice when we got home, but to make a Copy Cat of Cracker Barrel’s Fried Apples.

Copy-Cat Cracker Barrel Fried Apples

These fried apples come really close to the real version. My son, who eats fried apples on every trip to Cracker Barrel gave them a big thumbs up.

Are you ready to make this fried apple recipe? Let’s make sure you have everything you need…


(full recipe, below)

  • 1/4 cup of unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup of apple cider – or apple juice
  • 1 Tbsp. of cornstarch
  • 6 large Golden Delicious apples – cored, peeled, and cut into wedges
  • 1 tsp. of lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. of ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. of nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp. of allspice
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar

How Do You Store Fried Apples?

  • If you have any leftovers, cover them and store them in the refrigerator for up to five days

What Meat Goes Will with Fried Apples?

  • Fried chicken
  • Grilled chicken
  • Pork tenderloin
  • Grilled fish
  • Baked fish

Can you freeze fried apples?

  • You can freeze fried apples. Upon reheating frozen fried apples, the taste should stay the same but the texture may be altered
Cracker Barrel Fried Apples CopyCat

Copy Cat Cracker Barrel Fried Apples

Taste tested and approved by 2 Cracker Barrel fanatics – These delicious Fried Apples are a great side or dessert.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 370cal
Author: Melissa


  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • ½ cup apple cider – or apple juice
  • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 6 large Golden Delicious apples – cored, peeled, and cut into wedges
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • tsp. nutmeg
  • tsp. allspice
  • ¼ cup brown sugar


  • In a very large skillet, melt your butter over medium heat
  • Add apples to melted butter and top with lemon juice and brown sugar – mix in
  • Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer until tender – about 15 minutes (stirring occasionally)
  • Keeping the juices in the skillet – Transfer the apples to a bowl
  • In a small bowl, stir the apple cider or juice with the cornstarch
  • Whisk the mixture into the juices in the skillet
  • Turn the heat up to medium and cook until it thickens and is smooth
  • Spoon the thickened mixture over the cooked apples


Serve over vanilla ice cream or as a side dish
nutrition facts are only an estimate 


Calories: 370cal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 383mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 49g | Vitamin A: 524IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1mg

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