These Country Fried Apples start with crisp green Granny Smith apples.  They get simmered to perfection in a buttery bath with a generous helping of cinnamon and sugar.  They just need a hot buttered biscuit to help carry them to your mouth!  

A bowl of Country Fried Apples.

Anytime I fix fried apples, it takes me back to my childhood when my mother would fix a large country breakfast with biscuits, gravy, bacon, eggs, and fried apples.  As soon as I awoke and smelled the heavenly aroma of gravy, bacon, and apples frying, I was the first one down the stairs and sitting at the kitchen table. Ya know, come to think of it, my mother never had to ring the breakfast or dinner bell for me.  I was always there and waiting.

Well anyhow…getting back to the fried apples, they are so easy to make and so wonderful atop a homemade biscuit that is slathered in real butter.  They are just slightly sweet with a touch of cinnamon, and as they fry a nice little syrupy cinnamon-like glaze forms.  Just give me some hot homemade buttered biscuits my friends…that’s all I need…it’s the little things in life that make me happy!

Okay, time to get started…

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Peel and quarter four large granny smith apples, and quarter again….

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Melt 1/2 stick of real butter in a large skillet….

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Sprinkle on some sugar…..

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Shake on some cinnamon….oh yes…don’t forget the cinnamon….

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Now cover the skillet with a lid and turn the heat down to medium-low…
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After about 3-4 minutes, remove the lid and stir them around some with a spatula or wooden spoon and replace the lid.

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Now let them simmer, lifting the lid every 3-4 minutes to stir the apples until they are very tender.  Oh my….do you see the syrupy glaze forming?  Wonderful….Now get those hot buttered biscuits ready….

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If this isn’t a bite of heaven, I don’t know what is…..


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A bowl of Country Fried Apples.

Country Fried Apples

  • Author: Cindy Gibbs @ My Country Table
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 30


Crisp, tart Granny Smith apples that are simmered to tender perfection in a cinnamon sugar syrup!


Units Scale
  • 1/2 stick real butter
  • 4 large Granny Smith apples
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar, (or more depending on how sweet you like them)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Peel the apples and quarter them, then quarter them again.
  2. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
  3. Pour the apples into the melted butter. Sprinkle with the sugar and cinnamon.
  4. Place a lid on the skillet and simmer over medium low heat, stirring the apples every 3-4 minutes. Simmer for about 20 minutes until the apples are very fork tender. Remove from the heat.
  5. Serve on hot buttered biscuits!!


  • Serving Size: 4