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SKILLET FRIED APPLES

 

Skillet Fried Apples - The Southern Lady Cooks

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.

Skillet Fried Apples Ingredients Needed:

Apples, unpeeled, cored and sliced

Bacon drippings, Optional

Butter

Brown sugar

Cinnamon

Nutmeg

Salt

If you want a great meal add these skillet fried apples to pork chops. The combination of pork and apples goes great together and is one my family loves. These apples really are a wonderful side dish to just about any meal. You can use any apples for this dish and it’s a great way to use up any apples you may have.

“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 Pork chops…(Instead of applesauce)” – Ladd

“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 Alzheimer’s. I have searched for this recipe for a very long time! Will be making these very soon! BTW, love your site!” – Jan

Full printable recipe in recipe card below.

Skillet Fried Apples - The Southern Lady Cooks

Skillet Fried Apples - The Southern Lady Cooks

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Print Recipe
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.

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

 
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30 Comments

  1. Joyce Thompson says:

    I use this recipe often. Very good!5 stars

  2. Donna Harris says:

    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

  3. Marion Muhoberac says:

    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!

  4. Gina D from Texas says:

    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!

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      No, you don’t double the butter and if you peel the apples everything is still the same.

  5. JUDITH HEILMAN says:

    I LOVE THIS RECIPE

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      Thank you so much!!

  6. 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?

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

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      You are welcome, Pam. Enjoy!

  8. CHERYL SUE LONG says:

    DO YOU HAVE A RECIEPE FOR A CHESS PIE

    1. 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.

  9. Dawn Higdon says:

    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!!!!

  10. 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!

  11. any type apples or granny ?

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      I have used all kinds to fry.

  12. 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)

  13. Patrick O'Bryan says:

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

  14. 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!

  15. Beth Allen says:

    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.

  16. Marlene Fannon says:

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

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      I have fried just about every kind of apple there is, but Granny Smith is a good frying apple.

      1. Marlene Fannon says:

        Thanks!

  17. 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.

  18. Jan Gifford says:

    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!

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

  20. bj radwanski says:

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

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

  22. Catherine says:

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

  23. Junie Rose says:

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

    BTW-Congrats for being on BLOGHER!!

    Love,

    Junie