Slow Cooker Cracker Barrel Fried Apples



Cracker Barrel’s fried apples are a beloved treat, reminiscent of cozy family gatherings and hearty country cooking. With their warm spices and tender texture, these fried apples are the perfect accompaniment to any meal or a delightful dessert all on their own. Today, we’re sharing a simple and convenient recipe to recreate the comforting flavors of Cracker Barrel fried apples right in your own kitchen, using your trusty slow cooker.


– 6 medium-sized apples (such as Granny Smith or Fuji), peeled, cored, and sliced
– 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
– 1/4 cup brown sugar
– 1/4 cup granulated sugar
– 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
– 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
– 1/4 teaspoon salt
– 1 teaspoon lemon juice
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

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**1. Prepare the Apples:**
– Start by peeling, coring, and slicing the apples into thin wedges. Place the sliced apples into the slow cooker.

**2. Make the Sauce:**
– In a small bowl, whisk together the melted butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, lemon juice, and vanilla extract until well combined.

**3. Combine and Cook:**
– Pour the sauce mixture over the sliced apples in the slow cooker. Gently toss the apples until they are evenly coated with the sauce.

**4. Slow Cook:**
– Cover the slow cooker and cook the apples on low heat for 4-6 hours, or until the apples are tender and fragrant, stirring occasionally.

**5. Serve and Enjoy:**
– Once the apples are cooked to perfection, serve them warm as a side dish alongside your favorite main course, or as a delightful topping for pancakes, waffles, ice cream, or oatmeal.
– Garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon or a dollop of whipped cream for an extra touch of indulgence.


With just a few simple ingredients and the convenience of your slow cooker, you can recreate the comforting flavors of Cracker Barrel fried apples right in your own home. Whether you’re looking to add a touch of warmth to your breakfast table or craving a comforting dessert, these slow cooker fried apples are sure to satisfy your cravings and evoke memories of homemade goodness. So, gather your ingredients, set your slow cooker, and get ready to enjoy a taste of classic comfort with every bite of these delicious fried apples.


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