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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!



Hi all! My name is Kaycee. I live in Arkansas with my husband of over 15 years! We have a grown daughter, a son-in-love and 2 grandson. Just love being Nonna! We also have an angel waiting on us to join her one day, she was 11 months old when she went to Heaven. We also have two great Chihuahuas and a Great Dane, along with several fish in our koi pond. My educational background is in Psychology and Child Development but my heart is in ministry, crafts, fun, reviews and my website, My Crafty Zoo. I look forward to continuing to share my life through word and pictures with you and love hearing your feedback! Thank you for taking the time to read and allowing me to share! I look forward to reading your comments!

8 thoughts on “Mock Cracker-Barrel Fried Apples

  • June 2, 2022 at 1:17 pm

    This is wonderful! I use to eat at Cracker Barrel, but there aren’t any in the are I life now. I miss their wonderful food!

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  • July 31, 2019 at 12:07 pm

    Yummy, these apples sound delicious! I love apples like this, I could eat them all by themselves all day long! They go great with vanilla ice cream too. 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing the recipe!

  • July 31, 2019 at 11:54 am

    I love fried apples. I have never used can apples this way but I have made something similar with fresh ones.

  • July 31, 2019 at 7:49 am

    My daughter would love fried apples. Thanks for sharing such a recipe.

  • April 21, 2016 at 3:20 am

    I love these. I’ll definitely have to try this! Thank you for the recipe! 🙂


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