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Cracker Barrel Fried Apples (Copycat Recipe)

Cracker Barrel Fried Apples (Copycat Recipe)

These copycat Cracker Barrel Fried Apples taste just like the real thing! Enjoy them at any meal. They’re full of cinnamon and flavor!

copycat cracker barrel fried apples

If you ever have dined at Cracker Barrel, you will know how delicious their fried apples are. It’s one of my favorite items on their menu and I love making them right at home with this copycat recipe!

Cracker Barrel’s menu is completely full of comfort food. And usually one of our stops along the way as we travel. It’s always great to be able to make your favorite menu item right at home.

You can make these Cracker Barrel Fried Apples in the slow cooker. Which I love, since it’s a set it and forget it type of recipe. You can enjoy these fried apples for literally any meal: breakfast, lunch, dinner and my personal favorite? dessert.

copycat cracker barrel fried apples

How to Make Cracker Barrel Fried Apples:

Scroll down to the bottom of the post to get the full recipe with ingredients and instructions.

Here is what you need to have on hand:

Slow Cooker
apple corer
apple peeler
5 pounds HoneyCrisp and Granny Smith apples
brown sugar
sugar
cornstarch
ground cinnamon
1 lemon
butter
vanilla extract

copycat cracker barrel fried apples

Prepare the slow cooker liner with nonstick cooking spray.

Peel, core and cut the apples into wedges

copycat cracker barrel fried apples

Place the apples in the slow cooker.

copycat cracker barrel fried apples

Stir together the dry ingredients in a bowl: both sugars, cornstarch, and cinnamon. Sprinkle over the apples and toss the apples until evenly coated.

copycat cracker barrel fried apples
copycat cracker barrel fried apples
copycat cracker barrel fried apples

Melt the butter and in a large measuring cup, stir together the melted butter, lemon juice, and vanilla. Pour over the apples.

copycat cracker barrel fried apples

This becomes the delicious sauce that the apples are in.

Cover the slow cooker and cook on high for 2 hours. Be careful not to overcook as the apples will look intact but fall apart upon stirring.

copycat cracker barrel fried apples

Stir gently prior to serving.

What to Serve with Your Fried Apples:

These Cracker Barrel Fried Apples go great with:

copycat cracker barrel fried apples

To save your apples, store in an airtight container for 4-5 days in the fridge.

copycat cracker barrel fried apples
copycat cracker barrel fried apples

Print these Copycat Cracker Barrel Fried Apples below!

copycat cracker barrel fried apples

Cracker Barrel Fried Apples (Copycat Recipe)

Yield: 6 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes

These copycat Cracker Barrel Fried Apples taste just like the real thing! Enjoy them at any meal. They're full of cinnamon and flavor!

Ingredients

  • 5 pounds HoneyCrisp and Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and cut into wedges
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 lemon, juice only
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

    1. Prepare the slow cooker liner with nonstick cooking spray.
    2. Place the apples in the slow cooker.
    3. Stir together the dry ingredients: both sugars, cornstarch, and cinnamon. Sprinkle over the apples and toss the apples until evenly coated.
    4. In a large measuring cup, stir together the melted butter, lemon juice, and vanilla. Pour over the apples.
    5. Cover the slow cooker and cook on high for 2 hours. Be careful not to overcook as the apples will look intact but fall apart upon stirring.
    6. Stir gently prior to serving.

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