These Copycat Cracker Barrel Fried Apples are my favorite dish at Cracker Barrel!

Every time we visit the States and we are close to a Cracker Barrel restaurant, we have to stop in. These Copycat Cracker Barrel Fried Apples sprang from my love of that particular side dish option. ( I’m sure there are going to be a few more recipes along the way. Just wait!)

If you love fried apples just like the ones at Cracker Barrel, you’ve hit the jackpot.


2 cups apple juice, plus

1/2 cup apple juice

4 large golden delicious apples, with peel, cut 1/2 inch wedges

3 tablespoons cornstarch

1 teaspoon apple pie spice

4 tablespoons sugar


In a medium skillet, combine the 2 cups of apple juice and sliced apples.

Simmer gently until apples are fork-tender but not mushy, turning apples frequently.

Remove apples from juice using a slotted spoon and place them in an oven-safe dish.

In a blender, combine the remaining 1/2 cup apple juice, cornstarch, apple pie spice and sugar.

Blend a few seconds until smooth.

Whisk mixture into hot apple juice in skillet and cook, stirring constantly on medium-high heat until it bubbles and becomes thickened and smooth.

Pour thickened mixture over apples and serve.

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