Slow Cooker Cracker Barrel Fried Apples

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An absolutely delicious copycat Cracker Barrel fried apples recipe you can make right at home in your slow cooker. Or you can make your Cracker Barrel fried apples on the stovetop if you prefer.

Cracker Barrel fried apples are reason alone to visit Cracker Barrel, am I right?!

These slow cooker fried apples are so tender and full of flavor, just like the ones at Cracker Barrel.

cinnamon fried apples in a bowl next to an apple and cinnamon sticks

This easy crockpot fried apple recipe is perfect for Autumn and apple-picking season. But to be honest, there isn’t any day of the year that I could turn down some delicious fried apples.

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Just Like The Ones At Cracker Barrell

Can you believe that I didn’t know Cracker Barrel even existed until I was in college?

They didn’t have any Cracker Barrel restaurants where I lived in Northern New Jersey — although Northern New Jersey does have some amazing restaurants.

So it wasn’t until I was on an out-of-state road trip with friends that I came across a Cracker Barrel restaurant.

Fast forward to today, and I live just about a 25 minutes away from a Cracker Barrel. So now I am making up for lost time!

Slow cooker fried apples

Cracker Barrel Fried Apples

Cracker Barrel’s fried apples might just be my favorite thing on their menu right along with their incredible ritz cracker meatloaf. They are just so incredible.

Being able to make these delicious fried apples, right at home in your crockpot, is so easy that you will want to make them every day.

Enjoy them on their own, or pour them over a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a real treat. So good.

How to Make Cracker Barrel Fried Apples in the Slow Cooker

In process image of apples in crockpot

You will need 3-4 pounds of apples for this Cracker Barrel fried apple recipe. I have found that granny smith or golden delicious apples are great for making fried apples, so I would suggest picking up one of those two varieties if possible.

This slow cooker fried apple recipe is as easy as tossing your ingredients in the slow cooker and stirring.

The toughest part is coring, peeling, and slicing your apples, but if you use one of these, you will have your apples ready in no time at all.

Stirring fried apples in the slow cooker

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4.52 from 345 votes

Cracker Barrel Fried Apples

Author: Jaclyn
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 2 hours
Total: 2 hours 5 minutes
An absolutely delicious copycat Cracker Barrel fried apples recipe you can make at home right in your slow cooker.

Ingredients
 

  • 3-4 lbs apples peeled and sliced into wedges
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ cup butter melted
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Add apples and cornstarch to slow cooker. Stir to coat apples.
  • Pour in the brown sugar, sugar, and cinnamon, stirring to mix well.
  • Add butter, lemon juice, and vanilla. Stir to mix well.
  • Cover and cook on high for 2 hours.
  • When cooking time is complete, stir and serve.
Slow cooker fried apples

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    1. Yes, I have made this with honey crisp and they are delicious! It works because honey crisp are a crunchie type of apple.

    1. I do not think that would be an issue but I have not tried the recipe with a sugar substitute myself so I can’t say for sure. If you do decide to give it a try please let us know how it turns out!

  1. Has anyone tried to freeze these? I have some apples to use but would love to try to make them last until we can use them at Thanksgiving. I’m worried my apples won’t make it that long.

    1. Did you use 2 Tablespoons for cornstarch? If so, and you would still like to thicken up the sauce, next time try making a cornstarch slurry by combining 1 Tablespoon of cornstarch and 1 Tablespoon of water. Add it to the crockpot about 30 minutes before it’s done and give it a stir.

  2. Trying these today and if they turn out well I’ll make the Kim for thanksgiving as well

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