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Mock Cracker-Barrel Fried Apples


I’ve always loved Cracker-Barrel’s fried apples and this is the closest I’ve ever tasted to their recipe.  The recipe came from an old recipe box I bought at an estate sale. It was on a newspaper clipping, that has Dec 2000 written on it.  The clipping says the recipe was from Cathey Heddlesten.  Since it was purchased in Oklahoma, I assume that’s where it came from.  I hope that you enjoy it, and I encourage you to try it with some good old fashioned vanilla ice cream!


  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 4 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 12 oz apples, canned and sliced
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon


Melt the butter in a large skillet.  Add the other ingredients. Heat slowly until the apples are tender and the sauce has thickened. Serve warm.

I’d love to hear your thoughts, comments and any modifications you find delicious!