Fried Apples With Cinnamon Recipe

Fried Apples
Apple Saute. Photo: Diana Rattray
  • 35 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 6 to 8 Servings
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Serve these simple Southern fried apples as a condiment with pork chops, a roast, or baked ham, or with a big breakfast or brunch.

They make an excellent dessert dish as well. Serve them warm with a scoop of ice cream or top the apples with whipped cream or whipped topping and sprinkle with some cinnamon sugar.

It is an easy dish to make, and such a tasty way to use fresh apples any time of the year. The apples can be peeled or left with the peels on for a more rustic and colorful dish. This version includes cinnamon and nutmeg, but they can be prepared without the spices.

What You'll Need

  • 8 medium Granny Smith apples
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons water

How to Make It

Peel the apples, if desired. Core them and then dice or cut into uniform wedges. Or, slice the apples crosswise to make thin circles.

Melt the butter in a heavy skillet or saute pan over medium-low heat. Add the chopped or sliced apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and 2 tablespoons of water.

Saute, stirring, for 15 to 20 minutes, or until apples are tender and glazed with the syrup. Add more water if necessary.

The apples make a delicious side dish or condiment with pork or ham. They are also excellent served with breakfast or as a dessert with some whipped cream or ice cream.


  • Use 2 tablespoons of lemon juice in place of the water, if desired.

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