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Tasty Skillet Fried Apples3

Serve these skillet fried apples for breakfast with homemade buttermilk biscuits and butter or as a side dish anytime.   They will melt in your mouth!

4 or 5 apples, unpeeled, cored and sliced
2 tablespoons bacon drippings, Optional
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
In a skillet over medium heat, add bacon drippings and margarine.  Add apple slices, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.  Stir well to make sure apples slices are covered with spices and brown sugar.  Bring to a boil and cover.  Cut heat back to simmer and cook for 20 – 25 minutes until apples are soft but not mushy.   Remove from pan and spoon any remaining liquid over apples.  Enjoy!
 Fried Apples - TSLC
If you like this recipe, you might also like my recipe for Cheesy Apple Biscuits.
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  1. Margaret Thomas says:

    I can’t see where to click on to add my e-mail address as recommended above to keep getting your newest recipes. Am I just missing it?

  2. Can’t wait to make this today! I love that there’s such a little bit of sugar. Thanks for the recipe!

  3. CHERYL SUE LONG says:


    • The Southern Lady says:

      Yes, look on the right hand side of any page on the website and click on the photo that says Cobblers and Pies. It is listed there.

  4. I have a freezer full of apples from our trees and we love them. I leave the peeling on and cook a large skittle full, stick of butter, white sugar and cinnamon. Yummy!!!!

  5. My mom used Jonathan apples, so I always have too. Jonathans are just usually more affordable…get them on sale in a 3 lb. bag. However, they do get more “mushy.” Still awesome, but I think I’m going to try Granny Smith b/c I think they will hold together better.

    I peel mine, fry in butter, and only add white sugar and cinnamon. They’re awesome!

  6. any type apples or granny ?

  7. This is one of my all time favorite southern dishes, I had fried apples all the time as a child in Virginia. As an Adult I love it most with Porkchops…(Instead of applesauce)

  8. Patrick O'Bryan says:

    I’m gonna try this for sure. My wife is the greatest cook. I know they’ll be grrreeeaaat!

  9. Colleen Sproul says:

    My mom and both grandmothers always made these. I have made fried apples as well & am surprised at the number of people who have never heard of this delicious way to serve and eat this fruit!

  10. I love fried apples! Every once in awhile I will season them with red hot candies. They turn them a beautiful red color that would make the apples perfect to serve for Valentine’s Day.

  11. What kind of apples would be best for this recipe? Any suggestions?

  12. Mitch Fagans says:

    I mix 1/2 the br.sugar and cinnamon and a pinch of salt with flour and dredge the apples in it before adding them to the grease.Great on pancakes or waffles.

  13. THANK YOU for this recipe!!! It seems to be just what my grandmother used to make…I was born in Virginia and moved to Michigan at age 3. My mother wasn’t all that fond of cooking, so she couldn’t tell me how to make these…also, she had alzheimers. I have searched for this recipe for a very long time! Will be making these very soon! BTW, love your site!

  14. Just retired and am so excited to try your great recipes. Can’t wait to try this apple one. Thanks for sharing.

  15. bj radwanski says:

    Used this recipe this morning – minus the bacon drippings- yummy! Thanks!

  16. I got a bowl full of apples on my kitchen table just waiting for this recipe!! can’t wait….lol

  17. I’ve never tried using bacon grease. Bet that will add even more flavor.

  18. WOW! Judy , those apples sound yummy! I LOOVE fried apples. Have to try this recipe!!

    BTW-Congrats for being on BLOGHER!!



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