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 Coeur d'Alene, Idaho about an hour drive away. Don't get me wrong I have made the drive to Coeur 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.
Crockpot - We suggest using a crockpot that has a digital timer that automatically switches the slow cooker to warm after a set amount of time. This helps make sure your apples cook perfectly and you don't have to stress about what time it is going to be done.
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.
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Crock Pot Fried Apples Recipe
- 4 large apples peeled, cored and cut into wedges
- 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
- 2 Tablespoon Cornstarch
- ⅓ cup Light Brown Sugar
- ¼ cup White Sugar
- ½ teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon Salt
- ¼ cup Butter melted
- 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
They came out perfect.
When do you use the butter?
We usually go apple picking in the fall. I definitely need to try this soon!
I love fried apples!! Even better that it uses the crock pot. Easy and less heat!
I love fried apples, we ate them a lot as a kid! I am gonna have to try your recipe! THanks so much!
These look so good! I love fried apples, but never thought to make in the crock pot. Will definitely be making this in the fall
This looks so good! I want to make this... Your blog is an inspiration to recreate the recipes to allergy-friendly.
This recipe sounds delicious!