Cracker Barrel Fried Apples

Love Cracker Barrel’s fried apples? Learn how to make your own at home with this copycat recipe.

  • Author: Jessica Pinney
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: American


1/4 Cup White Sugar

2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar

1 Teaspoon Cinnamon

2 1/2 Tablespoons Butter

2lbs Golden Delicious Apples, cored and cut into 1/2″ slices (use an apple cutter to make this easy)

1/2 Cup Apple Cider or Apple Juice

3/4 Tablespoon Cornstarch


In a small bowl, combine the white sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Set aside

Melt the butter over medium-high heat in a large cast-iron or non-stick skillet. Once butter has melted, add the sliced apples and sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar mixture. Cook for about 12 minutes, stirring often until apples are tender. Remove the apples from the pan and set aside.

In a small pyrex cup, whisk together the apple cider and cornstarch. Add to the skillet and stir constantly for 1 minute, until it has thickened. Add apples back into the pan, stir gently to combine then serve immediately.


  • Calories: 168
  • Sugar: 21.6
  • Sodium: 11.6
  • Fat: 7.4
  • Carbohydrates: 27.2
  • Fiber: 2.9
  • Protein: 0.4
  • Cholesterol: 19.1