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Fried Apples

Luscious apples are pan-fried in butter and spices to create these fried apples that are sure to be a welcome addition for any apple lover out there.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 307 kcal


  • 5 large Pippin apples peeled, cored, and thinly sliced (about 5 cups)
  • 1 large lemon about ¼ cup juice
  • ½ cup salted butter 1 stick or 113 grams
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour


  • As you peel, core, and slice the apples, toss them into a bowl and squeeze lemon juice over them.
  • Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat.
  • When the butter is melted, add apples to the skillet. Saute over medium-high heat until the apples begin to soften, about 5 minutes.
  • Sprinkle the sugar and cinnamon over the apples, stir and continue cooking until the sugar dissolves into the butter and forms a sauce.
  • Sprinkle the flour over the apples and stir to combine.
  • Bring the apple mixture to a low boil and simmer over low for a few more minutes until the sauce thickens.
  • Serve immediately!


PRO TIP: I used a full lemon over the apples as I was slicing them. Mostly, this helps to prevent browning on the sliced apples, but it also adds another level of flavor and tartness to offset the sweet sugar.
PRO TIP: As the apples cook, they will break down into mush (like making applesauce). If you slice them thin, they only need 5 -10 minutes total to cook through, but will still have a little structure to them.
PRO TIP: The apples usually release liquid while cooking. If there is not enough liquid after dissolving the sugar into the cooking apples, you can add a little cold water to make more sauce. It will thicken with the flour.


Calories: 307kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 1gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 138mgPotassium: 231mgFiber: 5gSugar: 36gVitamin A: 578IUVitamin C: 18mgCalcium: 24mgIron: 1mg