Top 2 Copycat Cracker Barrel Fried Apples Recipes

Generations of people have cherished the traditional side dish of fried apples. These tried-and-true recipes are certain to help you achieve that classic fried apple flavor you desire, whether you’re a novice or a pro. However, if you’ve ever tried to replicate the delectable flavors of Cracker Barrel’s famous fried apples, you know it’s not easy. You’re going to love this copycat recipe, so keep reading to find out the tricks to consistently perfect fried apples.

Here is 2 recipe(s):

Copycat Cracker Barrelâ„¢ Fried Apples

Copycat Cracker Barrel Fried Apples Recipe

Since going to Cracker BarrelTM just for their fried apples isn’t considered polite, we created a replica so you can enjoy them whenever you want—like every day with every meal. No judgments here.

Prep: 30min

Total: 30min

Yield: 10

Serving Size: 1/2 Cup

Nutritional Information: Serving Size: 1/2 Cup, Calories 110, Carbohydrates 20g, Cholesterol 10mg, Fat 1/2, Fiber 2g, Protein0g, Saturated Fat 2g, Sodium30mg, Sugar 16g, Trans Fat 0g.


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • Cut into 3/4-inch wedges, 4 medium Golden Delicious apples (about 2 lbs), cored
  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. Whisking cider and cornstarch together in a small cup, add to the same skillet over medium heat, and stir constantly to combine. Simmer 30 to 60 seconds or until thickened. Pour mixture over apples, and serve.

Copycat Cracker Barrel Fried Apples

Copycat Cracker Barrel Fried Apples Recipe

Any apple variety that you have on hand can be used to make the replica Cracker Barrel Fried Apples.

Prep: 10min

Total: 45min

Serving Size: 1 serving

Nutritional Information: ServingSize 1 serving; calories 78 kcal; carbohydrate 7 g; fat 5 g; saturated fat 3 g; cholesterol 15 mg; sodium 88 mg; sugar 6 g.


  • 1/4 cup bacon drippings, or 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter
  • 6 tart apples ( peeled, cored, and sliced)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg


  1. In a large skillet, melt bacon drippings or butter.
  2. Spread the apples evenly over the skillet bottom.
  3. Add salt and brown sugar to the apples after sprinkling them with lemon juice.
  4. Cook covered for 15 minutes over low heat, or until apples are juicy and tender.
  5. Sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg and serve.
  6. Optionally, you can add a squeeze of lemon at the end to enhance the flavor.



Is Apple Pie Filling the same as fried apples?

The texture is comparable to apple pie filling, but they are significantly less sweet and syrupy. Compared to the liquid in apple pie filling, the apple filling inside the can is significantly juicer and less sticky.

How many calories are in Cracker Barrel fried apples?

Nutrition Facts
Calories 170 (711 kJ)
Sodium 45 mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 37 g 12%
Dietary Fiber 6 g 24%
Sugars 26 g

How do you thicken baked apples?

Cornstarch: The cornstarch thickens the baked apples to give them a slightly thicker and less liquidy consistency. Lemon Juice: Using a little lemon juice draws out the juices in the apples in addition to adding a tart flavor and creating a more complex flavor combination. Butter: Salted or unsalted is fine.

How do you thicken stewed apples?

Remove the apples and gradually stir in a corn starch slurry (1 tablespoon cornstarch combined with 1 tablespoon cold water), heating for an additional 3 to 5 minutes, if desired, to thicken the sauce.

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