Apples are one of the most versatile ingredients when it comes to making some of the best dessert recipes. While they are just as sweet and tasty eaten alone, apples are used in a variety of holiday favorites. One to try over this holiday season is the famous Cracker Barrel Fried Apples dish. It is sure to get everyone at the Thanksgiving table oohing and ahhhing and begging for more.
You’ll need for the following ingredients for the famous recipe:
- 2 lb Golden Delicious Apples
- ½ cup Apple Cider
- 1 tbsp Cornstarch
- ⅛ tsp Nutmeg
- 1 tsp Lemon Juice
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- ¼ cup Brown Sugar
- ⅛ tsp Allspice
- ¼ cup Butter
Once you have your ingredients, you’ll want to clear off a section of your counter. This could get messy…
First things first…
You’ll need to remove the core from each apple. This may be the hardest part, so hang in there. Then, you will use a peeler to remove the skin from the outside of the apples. Once these two steps are done, simply cut the apples into 1/4 inch wedges. Now that the hard part is over, you are one step closer to having those delicious apples melt in your mouth.
Speaking of melting…
Melt the butter in a large skillet over low heat.
Once your butter is melted and the pan is sufficiently heated, you will place your sliced apples in a single layer on the skillet.
Now comes the fun part…
Sprinkle the brown sugar and spices on the sizzling apples. You will then drizzle them with the lemon juice that you’ve set aside.
Cover the newly spiced apples and let them simmer over low heat. When they are tender to the touch, then they have completed their time on the skillet and their ready to be removed. When you remove the apples from the skillet, be sure to leave the excess juices behind. Don’t fret over keeping those juices on the apple slices.
Now it’s time to mix…
Whisk together the 1/2 cup of apple cider and cornstarch. You will continue whisking until all lumps are removed.
Take your new mixture and add it to the juices that are left behind on the skillet. Be sure to whisk this combination over medium heat, stirring constantly until the mixture is thickened.
Grab those tender apples that you set aside and pour your newly designed mixture over the slices. Mix them around to ensure all apples get equally coated.
The beauty of this recipe is that you can serve it in a variety of different ways. If you’re having a simple kind of day, feel free to eat the apples as they are.
If you are in the mood for something cool, toss the apples over a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
And don’t think this treat is just used as a dessert. You can enjoy them as a side to your breakfast, or top them on a pile of your favorite pancakes.
You can’t go wrong, so feel free to experiment! An added bonus of this easy recipe is that your house will be filled with the seasonal scent of apples and spices.
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