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


Brown sugar




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

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Skillet Fried Apples - The Southern Lady Cooks

Skillet Fried Apples - The Southern Lady Cooks

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Tasty Skillet Fried Apples

This recipe is perfect for breakfast or a side dish.
4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American


  • 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.
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