Yield: 6 servings

Fried Apples

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Make the best ever cinnamon Fried Apples with this easy skillet recipe. Caramelized with butter and brown sugar, these melt-in-your mouth apples are a southern staple!


  • 8 apples (about 7-8 cups diced)
  • 1 lemon, juiced (about 1 ½ - 2 Tablespoons)
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • ½ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Dash of kosher salt


    1. Peel, core and dice the apples into pieces no larger than ½”, and place them into a large bowl.
    2. Pour lemon juice over the apples and stir to coat.
    3. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat.
    4. Add apples and sprinkle the rest of the ingredients over the apples. Stir to coat. 
    5. Continue cooking over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for about 10-15 minutes or until apples have softened.


  • Lemon juice prevents the apples from browning and gives a little zip to the taste.
  • Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, Gala or other apple varieties that are a little more firm are good for this recipe.  It prevents the apples from getting mushy upon cooking. 
  • Storage: In an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
  • Reheating: In the microwave (might need to add a little water) or on the stovetop until heated through.
  • Freezing: After preparing the fried apples, let cool them completely, then place in an airtight, freezer-safe container for up to 3 to 6 months. To use, thaw in the refrigerator and warm in a saucepan over medium heat.
  • Uses: Topping for oatmeal, ice cream, yogurt, waffles, pancakes. Wonderful as a side dish to baked pork chops.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 scoop

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 257Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 34mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 6gSugar: 40gProtein: 1g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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