Fried Apples

Every year on our birthday we get to pick a special meal for Mama to prepare for us. This is part of my special birthday meal. I always go for a full country breakfast, served at suppertime. Homemade biscuits, country ham, hash brown casserole, scrambled eggs, bacon, and these special fried apples.

Of course, no one person can actually manage to eat even a portion of everything prepared, but it sure does lay out for a grand looking meal!

You will need: Apples (Golden Delicious), Apple Juice, Sugar, Corn Starch, Cinnamon, and Allspice.

If you’ve never used allspice in your apple dishes, you are missing out! What allspice does is make the cinnamon *pop* in your recipes. It simply amplifies the cinnamon flavor. I like to add a pinch of it (a generous pinch) whenever cinnamon is called for in addition to the cinnamon.

Cut your apples in wedges. Just leave the skin on, it is wonderful in this recipe.

Don’t worry, it will be nice and tender when they are done!

Pour apple juice in skillet.

Add apples in a single layer and bring heat up to a medium low to medium. You want these to just simmer until the apples are fork tender. Keep an eye on these while you do the next steps. You’ll need to be handy to turn them a few times in order to have them cook evenly.

While those are cooking, put corn starch in a medium sized bowl.
Add Allspice…..
And cinnamon……..
and sugar.
Don’t you just love my grammar?
Stir that up with a wire whisk.
Once your apples are fork tender, remove them from the pan using a slotted spoon so the juice remains in the pan. Now, you really do want these fork tender, not cooked to the point of surrender like we southerners have a tendency to do to fruits and veggies.
Just set them aside in a bowl, big enough to stir a bit because we are about to pour a sauce over them.
That hot apple juice in your skillet is now going to be poured into your bowl of dry ingredients…
and whisk that for all you’re worth!
Until you get all of the lumps and such out.
Pour that back in your skillet.
Cook this on medium heat until it gets bubbly and thickens.
Let me tell ya, one minute it will be runny and then two seconds later it will be THICK. So pay attention!
Pour this ooey goodness over your apples.
Stir it up until you have this magnificent dish.
Here is where you have a dilemma. If you made these while your family was at home, they are likely standing over you right now with forks in hand. HOWEVER, if you are alone in the house, you COULD eat them and wash all the dishes real quick. No one would ever have to know. Just say you used a new apple air freshener!

Fried Apples
  • 2+1/2 cups apple juice
  • 4 large golden delicious apples, unpeeled and cut into wedges
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp allspice
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  1. In a large skillet, combine the apple juice and sliced apples. Heat on medium until apples are fork tender, turning often to enable even cooking. Be careful not to overcook apples. Remove apples from juice with slotted spoon and place in large bowl.
  2. In another bowl, combine all dry ingredients and stir with wire whisk until well blended. Pour hot apple juice into dry mixture. Whisk vigorously until lumps are gone. Pour this mixture back into the skillet and heat on medium heat, whisking constantly, until bubbly and thick.
  3. Remove from heat and pour over apples in bowl. Stir until apples are evenly coated.


Each day when you wake up you have a choice: You can have a good day or you can have a bad one. So you might as well have a good one.

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  1. says

    I suggest using Organic apples only or fresh picked. I discovered last year after buying a few assorted types of apples to tasted that most all commercial grocery store apples are tainted and by that I mean something as been injected or sprayed on the apples to keep them fresh Test for your self cut a store bought apple in half and place in a baggie in the fridge they don’t turn brown, I did this test for 6 months two different apples types they never turned brown. Scary!!!

  2. Samantha says

    How long do you cook the apples for? The recipe says “fork tender.” Probably a silly question, but I have never made fried apples. I am looking forward to trying this recipe. =o)

    • melanieb says

      Just like when you boil potatoes, until you can easily pierce them with a fork- thus the saying fork tender. It depends on your apples and how thick or thin you cut them as to how long this will take.

  3. MARSHA G. says

    Christy, once again you make wonderful memories over flow from within me of a breakfast of homemade biscuits the size of a cats head, home churned butter, and bacon from the cellar that daddy smoked ever so carefully. So yummy! Thank you Christy for all the apple recipes that stirs up the beautiful memories.

  4. Rick V says

    Christy, Sounds good. My mother always made fried apples by cooking 3 or 4 slices of bacon in a cast iron skillet. She took the bacon out of the pan and cooked her apple slices in the bacon grease. She add a little salt and a pinch of black pepper. Once the apples were cooked and right before serving she would stin in several tablespoons of honey into the apples and top them crumbled up bacon. These are great with pork chops.

  5. Pat says

    I have 3 apple trees and with all my apples being harvested I can sure use some different ways to put them. Thank you for the freezing tips. I will try that with my Granny’s when I harvest them in 2 weeks.

    My grandmother was full of witty sayings and wisdom. When someone would be unkind or rude her response was “take it from where it comes from and charge it to ignorance”. This saying really just made you feel sorry for the person vs being angry at them in return. God love our grandparents!

  6. Jenni L says

    Hello. I was wondering if you can freeze the fried apples? I have a lot of apples my mother-in-law just gave me and my husband wanted me to make fried apples. Can you freeze these and fry them up at a later time? Thanks so much. :)

  7. Eva says

    My momma made fried apples but it never had sauce, just the apple slices fried in bacon grease, sometimes served with pork but most times it was a treat for us. One year she had some wild cranberries we had picked, and she tossed them into the pan and cooked them along with the apple slices, when they began popping she declared them done and boy was that good, tart from the cranberries and sweet from the apples. She always used bacon grease and if she used butter she salted the slices slightly, said it brought out the flavours. We used to buy apples and an extra bag of cranberries at Thanksgiving and Xmas to make fried Cranapples.


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