Fried apples are a thrifty recipe to make using one of the least expensive fruits available.
If you are looking for a Fried Apples Recipe, but not just any. More like the Best Southern Fried Apples you’ve ever seen, stay tuned. I will show you exactly how to make fried apples using my Granny’s fried apples recipe. The key to great fried apples is to use a tart apple variety like Granny Smith apples.
Here’s what you need:
Granny Smith apples
Step One: Peel apples.
Step Two: Cut apples into quarters.
Step Three: Repeat for all four apples.
Step Four: Pour oil into a large skillet over medium heat.
Step Five: Add apples to the pan. Sprinkle sugar over apples.
Step Six: Cover and cook over low heat for 20 minutes or until apples are tender, stirring frequently.
(Optional Step Seven: Sprinkle with cinnamon. Continue to cook and stir until apples are tender, up to 10 additional minutes.)
Southern Fried Apples Recipe
Summary: This juicy, flavorful Southern Fried Apples Recipe is sure to be a new family favorite in your arsenal of thrifty recipes!
1/4 cup vegetable or canola oil (or 1/2 cup butter)
1/2 cup white sugar
4 Granny Smith apples
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon (optional)
- Peel apples.
- Cut apples into quarters.
- Repeat for all four apples.
- Pour oil into a large skillet over medium heat.
- Add apples to the pan. Sprinkle sugar over apples.
- Cover and cook over low heat for 20 minutes or until apples are tender, stirring frequently.
- (Optional: Sprinkle with cinnamon. Continue to cook and stir until apples are tender, up to 10 additional minutes.)
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 20-30 minute(s)
Yield: Recipe makes 4 servings.
I call this my Granny’s fried apples recipe because she used to make them to round out a nice, weekend breakfast complete with eggs, bacon or sausage, and biscuits. You could also serve these fried apples with a dish like pork chops or pork tenderloin. I love the combination of the salty pork and sweet apples. Yum!
Have you ever made fried apples? Does your recipe vary?