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Southern fried apples coated in butter, cinnamon and sugar in a skillet.

Fried Apples

These fried apples are fresh apple wedges sauteed with butter, sugar and cinnamon until browned and tender. An easy side dish or dessert option that always gets rave reviews!
Course Side
Cuisine American
Keyword cinnamon apples, fried apples, sauteed apples
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 351kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 6 large apples such as Pink Lady, Granny Smith or Braeburn
  • 1/2 cup butter salted or unsalted, both work just fine
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Peel the apples if desired (I leave the skins on). Cut the apples into wedges.
  • Melt the butter in a large pan over medium high heat. 
  • Add the granulated sugar, brown sugar and cinnamon to the pan. Stir to combine.
  • Add the apples to the pan. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 10-15 minutes until apples have started to caramelize around the edges.
  • Serve immediately.  Leftovers can be stored in a container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.



Calories: 351kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 140mg | Potassium: 250mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 595IU | Vitamin C: 10.2mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 0.3mg