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TASTY SKILLET FRIED APPLES

Fried apples are wonderful anytime.

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!  My family loves fried apples.  We could eat them every meal.  Fried apples will keep for several days refrigerated and reheat well in the microwave.  I love them on a cold biscuit for a snack in the afternoon or with a cup of coffee anytime. Most children will love the sweetness of these apples, too.  They are great on a brunch table.  I fry all kinds of apples because it is a great way to use them up if they are about to go bad.

Fried apples make a great dish to take to any gathering or event.

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!

 
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5 from 2 votes

Tasty Skillet Fried Apples

This recipe is perfect for breakfast or a side dish.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Fried Apples

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.
If you like this recipe, you might also like my recipe for Cheesy Apple Biscuits.
 
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30 Comments

  1. I see this recipe has been posted for awhile but I just found it while looking for a side dish to go with pork chops. I added raisins, dried cherries and dried apricots about 10 before the cooking time was up and this fried fruit salad will definitely be served again. Thank you for recipe.

    Happy Cooking,
    Donna5 stars

  2. Tried a dish a while ago called Snapple.
    1/2 pound sausage cut into small pieces,
    1/4 – 1/2 cup breakfast syrup, and all the other ingredients. Cook sausage, add apples, following your recipe, add syrup at the end. Serve.
    My family loves it!

  3. Two questions:
    1) if I don’t use bacon drippings do I need to double the butter?
    2) grandkids don’t like apple peels. Can I peel them first and if so is everything else the same?

    Looks yummy!

  4. 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?

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

    1. 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.

  6. 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!!!!

  7. 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!

  8. 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)

  9. 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. 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.

  12. 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!

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

    BTW-Congrats for being on BLOGHER!!

    Love,

    Junie

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