Easy Cinnamon Fried Apples served in a small white dish. A red apple and cinnamon sticks are shown next to the bowl

Easy Cinnamon Fried Apples Recipe

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This Easy Cinnamon Fried Apples Recipe is delicious and easy to make. Made out of granny smith apples, brown sugar, and cinnamon, the flavors mix perfectly together! 

This Easy Cinnamon Fried Apples recipe is the perfect fall treat! Apples are seasonal fruit, so they are at their best during the fall months. This recipe is a great way to use up any extra apples that you may have. And it is a tasty way to enjoy the flavor of cinnamon. The best part about this recipe is that it only takes a few minutes to make. So, if you are looking for a quick and easy treat, this is the perfect recipe for you!

Easy Cinnamon Fried Apples served in a small white dish. A red apple and cinnamon sticks are shown next to the bowl

What are fried apples?

Fried apples are simply cut apples that have been cooked in a pan with butter, sugar, and cinnamon. They are typically served as a side dish or dessert.

Ingredients Needed

  • Granny smith apples – These need to be peeled, cored, and cut into bite-size pieces.
  • Lemon – A lemon will help all of the flavors balance out!
  • Unsalted butter – You’ll need unsalted butter to help you make fried apples!
  • Brown sugar –  This will add a nice sweet flavor to the apples.
  • Ground cinnamon – The star of the show! Ground cinnamon is what really brings this dish together and adds that delicious fall flavor.
  • Granulated sugar –  This will also contribute to the sweetness of the apples.
close up shot of a spoonful of vanilla ice cream and a couple bite size pieces of fried apples.  A white bowl in the background with red and green apples.

How to Store Cinnamon Fried Apples

These fried apples can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for about 3-4 days. Reheat in a skillet on the stove before enjoying again. They are also delicious served cold as well! Serve these easy cinnamon fried apples as a side dish to your favorite pork or chicken entree.

What can I serve Easy Cinnamon Fried Apples with?

These cinnamon fried apples are delicious served as a side dish with pork or chicken. They can also be enjoyed as a dessert, topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Or, try serving them over pancakes or waffles for a tasty breakfast option. The options are endless! Enjoy this easy and delicious fall treat any time of day.

Cinnamon fried apples served in a small white bowl with ice cream on the bottom and apples spooned on top.  Another white bowl is shown in the back with more fried apples

FAQs

What pan should I use?

Any pan that you have on hand will work for this recipe. Ideally, a skillet or frying pan would work best.

Can I substitute brown sugar for white sugar?

Yes, if you do not have brown sugar on hand, white granulated sugar can be substituted. The flavor may be slightly different, but it will still taste good.

Can I use a different type of apple?

You can use any type of apple that you prefer for this recipe. Each type will offer a slightly different flavor, so experiment with your favorite types to see which you like best. Just make sure to adjust the cooking time, as some apples may take longer to soften and cook.

Can I add other spices?

Feel free to experiment with this recipe and add any additional spices that you enjoy. Nutmeg or allspice would be tasty additions to this dish. Try adding in some dried cranberries for a pop of color and added sweetness. The possibilities are endless! Just make sure to adjust the measurements as needed.

Enjoying Apples and cinnamon together is always a good thing. This recipe can be used as a dessert or as a side in a meal. What’s your favorite part of this Fried Apples Recipe?

cinnamon fried apples served in a small white bowl with ice cream, apples served on top and a spoon inside.  cinnamon sticks are shown next to the bowl.

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Easy Cinnamon Fried Apples served in a small white dish. A red apple and cinnamon sticks are shown next to the bowl

Easy Cinnamon Fried Apples Recipe

April King
This Easy Cinnamon Fried Apples Recipe is delicious and easy to make. Made out of granny smith apples, brown sugar, and cinnamon, the flavors mix perfectly together! 
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dessert, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 4 large Granny smith apples peeled cored and cut into bite size pieces.
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon

Instructions
 

  • Peel, core, and dice the apples into bite size pieces and place them in a medium size bowl.
  • Squeeze lemon juice over apples and stir to coat. Set aside.
  • In a large skillet add butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and cinnamon and stir for 3-4 minutes until butter is melted.
  • Add apples and continue cooking over medium heat stirring occasionally for about 10 minutes or until apples are tender.
  • Serve immediatly as is or over a bowl of vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!
Keyword Easy Cinnamon Fried Apples
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