Make It Monday: Fall's Best Southern Fried Apple Recipe

Monday, September 30, 2019

When I was little my great grandmother used to watch me when my mom went to work. One of the things that I remember most about going to her house is how amazing it would smell when I woke up on the morning.

The kitchen would be filled with the smell of warm fried apples. Years later I still have that scent memory engrained in my mind.

Although she never got to teach me how to make them, my mom did and with the fall season knocking on our doors I thought this family tradition of mine would be the perfect recipe to share with you all.

Hopefully you'll try it out and get to enjoy this sweet treat with your family and friends this season.

The Pretty Girls Perfectly Fried Apples

The ingredients listed bellow will make enough to serve two people fried apples as a side dish. However there will be enough reserve "sauce" to make extra batches.

The sauce is also a great topping for ice cream or glaze to dip raw apples in!


3 Apples of your choice (I used Gala & Red Delicious)
1/4 Cup of butter (to your taste)

1/2 Cup of brown sugar
2 Tablespoons of cinnamon

A few dashes of white sugar
A squeeze of honey


1. Slice and dice your apples.

This is really all about personal preference, if you don't like skin on your apples you can choose to peel them. I don't mind the skin so I chose to keep mine on.

Cover and set the apples to the side to keep them from browning.

2.  In a pan melt down 1/4 cup of butter.

For this you can go either way, if your trying to cut back your butter usage, melt less. If your super southern you'll probably use more. Either way you just need enough to form a sauce when you add your dry products.

3. Combine your brown sugar, white sugar and cinnamon to the melted butter.

Stir until smooth.

4. Add your diced apples slowly, making sure they are evenly coated in the sauce and let them simmer for 8-10 minutes or until tender.

5. Remove the extra sauce from your pan and sit to the side. This will allow it to cool and thicken up some.

6.  Continue to allow apples to cook and "fry" for 2-3 minutes.

7. Add a dash of honey

You can also add more cinnamon here as well, it depends on your prefrence.

8. Remove your apples from the heat and let cool.


9. Enjoy!

This batch that I made was gone in under 10 minutes! Fried apples are a comfort food, a tradition in my family and a hit with everyone.

If your looking to add a little kick to your weekend breakfast or just a treat for the family after dinner this is it!

OH! An even better idea is to make a big batch and bring them as a side dish for this years thanksgiving!

If you try out this recipe please let me know, I would love to hear how it turns out. If you have other suggestions on recipes you would like me to do and put my Pretty Girl spin on it just let me know in the comments below.

Until Next Time,
XO Deanna


  1. Yummy, I simple loved it, thing which i loved is you shared graphical images to show us how you made it. Thank you for sharing complete recipe, will be trying it out soon

  2. This sounds delicious and I think I would serve them over a scoop of ice cream.

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