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How to fry apples

Fried apples are a southern classic. Pair them with biscuits for breakfast or with dinner.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 163kcal
Author Rachel Ballard


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon canola or another unflavored oil
  • 3 cups peeled and cored Macintosh or Granny Smith apples cut into 1/2 inch wedges
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar you may need a bit more if your apples are very sour


  • Heat the oil and butter in a medium skillet until the butter starts to melt and bubble.
  • Add the apples and toss them gently to coat. Cook on medium-high about 5 minutes.
  • Add the water and stir. Cook the apples 5 minutes more, stirring once.
  • Add the sugar and stir gently. Reduce heat to low.
  • Simmer the apples gently until they are soft. This may take 15 minutes or so stirring gently every 5 minutes. If they look like they are drying out in the bottom, add another tablespoon or two of water.
  • Serve warm with biscuits for breakfast, or with dinner. They're also good cold.


Calories: 163kcal