Slowly cooked in browned butter and sugar, fried apples are an incredible Southern side that's easy enough to make on a weeknight. This Cracker Barrel copycat recipe for caramelized apples will melt in your mouth.
In a 12 inch iron skillet or non-stick, cook butter over medium heat until it begins to turn brown.
Add apples that have been cut into thick 1 inch slices, do not peel. Add water and sugar and stir to combine. Bring to a boil and simmer over medium heat for 30-45 minutes depending on the firmness of the apples. Do not stir or they will get mushy.
Let cool slightly before serving.
Barbara's Notes + Tips
Use a cast iron pan if you have one to caramelize the apples well
Don't stir too much or they will get mushy
Great side for chicken or pork
Great way to use up older apples that aren't as fresh to eat