Southern Fried Apples Recipe

Pittman & Davis

You might be thinking that Southern Fried Apples are deep fried but they are not. In the South, they use the word frying even though it has nothing to do with frying food in oil.  Mostly, the term fried in the south simply means sautéed food in a frying pan.

For those who have not tried this classic side dish, southern fried apples have a sweet, buttery cinnamon aroma, with a tart, sweet and spiced just right taste. You can use it as side dish for from breakfast to dinner. Even throw them on top of biscuits, cornbreads or ice cream. A real comfort food to the extreme!

How to make southern fried apples

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook in: 10 mins

Ready in: 20 mins

Servings: 4


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 4 Granny Smith apples – peeled, cored, and sliced
  1. In a skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Once melted, stir in sugar and cinnamon.
  2. Add the apples and cook until they begin to release juice and break down, 5 to 8 minutes until sugar is completely dissolved and syrupy.
  3. Plate apples and serve searing hot!


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