Cracker Barrel fried apples are one of the most popular menu items at the Cracker Barrel. These are a favorite of so many. Fried apples make a great addition to any meal.
The Cracker Barrel restaurants thankfully are on many major freeways so when you are traveling you can find a great breakfast or even a tasty lunch or dinner. I love their home cooking style. It is hard to beat a good plate of meatloaf, chicken tenders, or a hearty breakfast. Their menu is diverse enough that everyone will find something they can enjoy.
If you are really lucky you might even have one of these restaurants in your hometown. They are always super busy.
For those of us to have to drive to the Cracker Barrel, you can always make a copycat recipe to tide you over until you get to the real restaurant. The Cracker Barrel Fried Apples are delicious when you make them at home. In the restaurant, they aren’t made fresh, but you can make a copycat of their fried apples using fresh ingredients at home.
You can leave the peels on or take them off, it is completely up to you. I think you can deviate from the recipe a bit if you want to use different types of apples in the recipe. I think by using a couple of different apples you can get a delicious flavor.
Please note, the video features apples that are not peeled, you can peel the apples if you want them exactly like the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. The portion of cooking with the lid on was omitted. You can add a little squeeze of lemon for enhanced flavor.
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Copycat Cracker Barrel Fried Apples
You can make the Copycat Cracker Barrel Fried Apples with any type of apple you have on hand.
- 1/4 cup bacon drippings, or 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter
- 6 tart apples peeled, cored, and sliced - (video demonstrates this with apples that were not peeled, personal choice should be made).
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 pinch ground nutmeg
In a large skillet, melt bacon drippings or butter. Spread the apples evenly over the skillet bottom. Sprinkle the lemon juice over them, followed by the brown sugar and salt. Cover and cook over low heat for 15 minutes, until apples are tender and juicy. Sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg and serve. You can add a squeeze of lemon at the finish for enhanced flavor, this is optional. You can find many more copycat Cracker Barrel recipes here at CopyKat.com.