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Easy Southern Fried Apples Recipe for Breakfast or Dinner

This EASY southern fried apples recipe is the perfect side dish for most dinners. Make sure to double the recipe and have some for breakfast too.

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I know it’s just Labor Day weekend and I should be enjoying the last days of summer, but I made these EASY southern fried apples instead!

It’s been a lazy weekend and my kids are binge watching some TV shows so it’s quiet and I’ve been craving these apples since the last time I went to Cracker Barrel.

These are the best comfort food and so yummy.

bowl of fried apples on a white napkin with a green apple

Easy Southern Fried Apples Recipe

What kind of apples do I use?

I like to use a tart apple and Granny Smith apples are the best. However, you can really use any apple you prefer or whatever you have on hand.  I like Granny Smiths because they hold up well when cooking and baking.  In other words, they don’t get mushy!

You don’t have to use all the same apple either.  You can mix things up and use what you like.

bowl of fried apples from overhead view on a white napkin with a green apple

What recipes go well with fried apples?

You can eat these southern fried apples with all kinds of delicious foods!  Here are some of my favorites from my favorite bloggers.

I also have a great slow cooker pork and apple recipe that my kids LOVE.  Make sure to save it too!

bowl of fried apples from overhead view on a white napkin with a green apple

Ingredients for Southern Fried Apples Recipe

  • Butter– salted butter is the best, but unsalted will work too.
  • Apples– Granny Smith are the best for his recipe. If you missed why, scroll back up a little.
  • Cinnamon and nutmeg– a little goes a long way.
  • White sugar
  • Brown sugar

How to make fried apples

Step 1

Peel the apples and slice.

Step 2

Melt butter in a large pot or cast iron skillet over medium heat . Add apples and cook until tender. You’ll probably want to stir a few times too.

Step 3

Add in the sugars, cinnamon and nutmeg. Cook for a few more minutes and serve while the apples are still warm.

Hint- These apples can be the filling in an apple pie too!!

bowl of fried apples on a white napkin with a green apple

Kitchen Tools

I didn’t use any special kitchen equipment to make these. However, I can’t live without my apple slicer!  I went to a Pampered Chef party years ago and didn’t want to spend a ton of money, so I just bought the apple slicer and corer and I have used it way more than I thought I would.

It definitely saves time when making this recipe or just cutting up an apple for a snack. Here’s the exact one I have.

Fried apples for dessert

Did you know you have have easy fried apples for dessert? Just grab a bowl of your favorite ice cream and a scoop of warm fried apples!

Easy Southern Fried Apples Recipe

This EASY southern fried apples recipe is the perfect side dish for most dinners. Make sure to double the recipe and have some for breakfast too.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Southern
Keyword apples, breakfast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 4
Author Holly- Keeping Life Sane

Ingredients

  • ½ cup salted butter
  • 4 granny smith apples sliced and peeled
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar

Instructions

  • Slice and peel apples.
  • Melt butter in pan set on medium heat.
  • Add apples and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add white sugar, brown sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon and stir well.
  • Cook an additional 2 minutes and serve.

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Lois Crawford

Thursday 5th of September 2019

Wow!! That looks very easy!! I'm going to try it this fall.

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