Southern Fried Apples Recipe -
Southern Fried Apples Recipe
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Southern Fried Apples
This sweet treat is great for breakfast, dessert, or even as a side with meats. See more
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Southern Fried Apples

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"I have a very basic recipe to add some sweetness to breakfast or any meal. Serve garnished with additional cinnamon if desired."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    20 mins


  1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat; stir sugar and cinnamon into the hot butter. Add apples and cook until apples begin to break down, 5 to 8 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 09, 2013

This recipe was super easy and delicious. I used a variety of apples (Red Delicious, Granny Smith and Mackintosh) and left a little skin to identify the apple and this works for any type of apple. I instead of 2 tablespoons of cinnamon, I used 1 1/2 tablespoon of cinnamon and with the remaining 1/2 tablespoon, I was little nutmeg, allspice and ginger. My husband and kids loved it as a side for breakfast.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 09, 2014

This was my first attempt at fried apples, and it was horrible. I think the recipe had a typo. Perhaps the two tablespoons of cinnamon should have been two teaspoons. It may be a while, but I may try it again in the future.

Sep 07, 2013

This is my mother's recipe as well. I have grown up on these fried apples. As I got older and more health conscious, I began substituting apple juice for the butter. Still delicious!

Feb 05, 2013

These apples were delicious. The recipe is easy and the ingredients are usually readily available. Great side dish for any meal.

Jun 12, 2014

I've always used a similar recipe to this for my fried apples. Sometimes I use brown sugar in lieu of white, but you can also add bacon drippings (what DOESN'T bacon improve the flavor of?!) in exchange for some of the butter to get a more robust flavor profile.

Jan 06, 2014

I would highly recommend a particular type of cinnamon. It is called Ground Saigon Cinnamon. It has a strong cinnamon flavor. If this is to strong try Ground Ceylon cinnamon, from Sri Lanka. It is awesome as well. I didn't realize what a difference these could make in traditional dishes.

Jul 15, 2013

I halved the recipe and added 2 dashes of salt. The apples were perfect! My Son thought I had spent a lot of time! He pronounced the dish as addictive. Great recipe!

Oct 02, 2013

Everyone enjoyed this in an old fashioned cast iron skillet just like my grandmother used to make!! Very good and it brings back a lot of warm memories....


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  • Calories
  • 369 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 44.9 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 61 mg
  • 20%
  • Fat
  • 23.1 g
  • 35%
  • Fiber
  • 4.5 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 0.8 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 165 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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