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Copycat Cracker Barrel Fried Apples Are The Perfect Side Dish


Sometimes, a restaurant’s dish is so good, you just wish you could make it at home. Fortunately, you can recreate the taste of Cracker Barrel right in your own kitchen thanks to some clever copycat recipes. Fans of Cracker Barrel’s fried apples will be glad to know that some clever home cooks have created copycat recipes that capture the warm deliciousness of the original, and best of all, they’re easy to make.

Terri at That’s Some Good Cookin’ says her recipe for copycat Cracker Barrel fried apples are so good that she makes an exception to her no fried foods rule for this dish. Her recipe is so easy it can be prepped, cooked and served within 30 minutes. What’s not to love about that?

That's Some Good Cookin'

Jen of CincyShopper calls her Cracker Barrel Fried Apple copycat recipe a terrific addition to breakfast, lunch or dinner, and it’s hard to argue with that take on this dish. Jen recommends using golden delicious apples, saying they have the best taste and texture for this recipe, and uses a blend of cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice, so you know it smells amazing as you’re cooking. She also adds an extra touch of tang by including apple cider in the mixture.


If you have a slow cooker or Instant Pot, then we even have a copycat recipe for you. The Kitchen Magpie takes the classic Cracker Barrel fried apple recipe and gives it a makeover to fit in with the kitchen’s latest trends, and you’ll love how easy it is to make this. This version of the dish isn’t fried — it’s a dump recipe. Just drop all of the ingredients into your slow cooker and let it go. Perfection! The pumpkin pie spice added to the recipe is a nice twist, too.

The Kitchen Magpie


Will you be making copycat Cracker Barrel fried apples at home?