5 from 3 votes
Close front shot of fried apple slices in a skillet
Southern Fried Apples
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Southern Fried Apples are a simple side dish or light dessert, and they're ready in 15 minutes! Cinnamon, sugar and butter turn the fresh fruit into a delicious, down-home treat!

Course: Dessert, Side
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: fresh apple recipes, fried apples, southern fried apples
Servings: 4 - 6 servings
Calories: 229.8 kcal
Author: Blair
  • 4 medium Granny Smith apples
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  1. Peel, core and slice the apples. Set aside.
  2. Melt butter over medium-low heat in a large, heavy skillet. Add sugar, cinnamon and salt; stir to combine.
  3. Add apples and cook, stirring regularly, until just tender (about 8-10 minutes). Be careful not to overcook the apples, or they will become mushy. You want them to be firm to the touch, but a bit tender on the inside.
  4. Serve immediately.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Southern Fried Apples
Amount Per Serving (1 /6 of the fried apples and sauce)
Calories 229.8 Calories from Fat 105
% Daily Value*
Fat 11.7g18%
Saturated Fat 7.4g46%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.1g
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 180.1mg8%
Potassium 135.3mg4%
Carbohydrates 33.7g11%
Fiber 3.1g13%
Sugar 29.3g33%
Protein 0.4g1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.