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BROWN SUGAR Fried Apples

BROWN SUGAR Fried Apples made easy with crisp, fresh apples, butter, cinnamon & brown sugar! Favorite sweet southern fried apples served alongside dinner or with dessert. Perfect with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Brown Sugar Fried Apples
Servings: 8
Calories: 218kcal


  • 5 large Granny Smith apples peeled, cored, and thinly sliced (about 6 cups)
  • 1 TBSP lemon juice
  • ½ cup salted butter
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch or all purpose flour
  • dash nutmeg optional


  • Peel, core, and slice the apples. Place the sliced apples into a medium bowl. Drizzle the lemon juice over the apple slices and toss lightly to coat.
  • Melt the butter in a cast iron skillet or other large skillet over medium high heat.
  • When the butter is melted, add the apple slices to the pan. Saute until the apples begin to soften, about 5-8 minutes. You’ll notice a slight change in color from crisp white/green to a creamy white/yellow. If you're pressed for time, cover the skillet with a lid.
  • Stir the sugar and cinnamon into the apple mixture. Add a dash of nutmeg if desired. Continue cooking until the sugar dissolves into the butter and forms a sauce. Removing the lid from the skillet will help thicken the sauce. (if you've opted to cover the pan with a lid.)
  • Stir together the cornstarch with 3 TBSP cold water. Pour over the apples and stir to coat apples, cooking over low until the sauce thickens. If you would like more sauce, stir in ¼-½ cup of water and continue cooking to thicken the additional sauce.


Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 106mg | Potassium: 147mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 417IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg