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Skillet Fried Apples Recipe

  • Author: Steve Gordon
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: Varies
  • Category: Side dish, breakfast
  • Method: Stove top
  • Cuisine: American, Southern


Warm skillet fried apples are perfect on a hot buttermilk biscuit for breakfast. Also an excellent side dish for many of your favorite meals. Quick and easy to prepare.



45 Apples, firm, medium size, sliced
1/2 cup Butter (1-stick)
1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
1/4 cup Brown Sugar
1 Tablespoon Ground Cinnamon
Dash of Nutmeg, if desired.


Wash the apples. Remove the cores. Slice, and set aside.
Place a cast iron skillet over just below Medium heat on your stove top.
When pan is hot, add the stick of butter.
Add the granulated sugar.
Add the brown sugar.
Add the cinnamon.
Add the nutmeg, if desired.
Stir well until butter melts and sugars dissolve.
If mixture is thick, thin it down with a small amount of water or apple juice.
Add the sliced apples. Stir well to coat.
Stir often and cook apples until tender.
Serve warm.


Granny Smiths, or any hard, firm apple are best.
To keep apple slices from turning brown once you slice them, place them in a bowl of cold water to which you’ve added a teaspoon of lemon juice. Swish slices around to coat with liquid.

Keywords: skillet, fried apples, cinnamon, brown sugar, granulated sugar, butter, nutmeg, breakfast, side dish