I love fried apples! I mean seriously hearts and flowers love them! How can you go wrong with butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and sugar baked into apples for hours! This Crock Pot Fried Apples Recipe was inspired by my love of Cracker Barrel Fried Apples.
Crock Pot Fried Apples Recipe
We have been known to stop at any Cracker Barrel we find during our travels just to enjoy a hot bowl of their fried apples. Sadly we do not have a Cracker Barrel here in Spokane. The closest one is in Couer d’Alene, Idaho about an hour drive away. Don’t get me wrong I have made the drive to Couer d’Alene just to enjoy a glorious bowl of fried apples but that doesn’t happen very often.
So instead now I made a big batch of this Crock Pot Fried Apple Recipe and LOVE IT!
I even made copycat Cracker Barrel Pecan Pancakes. My next goal Cracker Barrel Recipe is to make chicken and dumplings and the oh so delicious Coke Cake. YUM!
I have to confess that a lot of times I make this while John is at work so I can sneak a bowl or two for myself before he gets home. Don’t worry he gets more than enough of this when he gets home. But I do love curling up on the couch with a hot bowl of fried apples and watching a reality tv show. It is pure decadence!
- Large apples
- Lemon juice
- Light brown sugar
Apple Corer – Make sure you have a strong apple corer that can easily remove the cores and not bend while doing it.
Apple Slicer – You can also use an apple slicer if you want to cut them all at the same time.
Vegetable Peeler – You will want a comfortable to hold vegetable peeler that can peel the apples easily.
Slow Cooker – I like to use my large crockpot so I can easily stir the apples while they are cooking and not worry about them flying out and all over the place. We use a Hamilton Beach Set ‘n Forget Programmable Slow Cooker, 6-Quart
These delicious apples are so good on their own or you can add them to a bowl of vanilla bean ice cream to take it right over the top. For the apples, you can use tart apples, granny smith apples, or honestly any apples you have in the house. The flavor may be a bit sweeter or more tart than copycat cracker barrel fried apples but they will still taste amazing.
If you are looking for a holiday side dish these cinnamon apples are a great option. The apples are tender and any easy recipe during the holidays is such a good thing.
The apples in the slow cooker cook on high for a few hours making this a great recipe you can prep in the morning and have ready when you need it.
I haven’t tried it but you could use these apples in an apple pie for a really rich indulgent flavor.
Great Apple Recipes
Do you have a bunch of apples you need to use before they turn? Here are some of our favorite apple recipes.
Crock Pot Fried Apples Recipe
- Toss apples in lemon juice as you cut them.
- Spray your crock pot with non-stick spray.
- Cover apples with cornstarch and coat evenly. Transfer to crock pot
- Add in brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon, salt, butter and stir to combine
- Cook on high for 3 hours, stirring occasionally
Originally shared July 27, 2015, updated March 22, 2020