2.5poundsGolden Delicious apples(peeled and cored, 1/2 inch slices)
1tablespoon+ 1 teaspoon cornstarch
In a large skillet over medium heat, add the butter, sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Stir constantly until the butter and sugars are melted.
Add the apples and coat them in the mixture. Place a lid on the pan and bring it to a simmer. Simmer for 15-20 minutes until tender-crisp. Gently stir every few minutes to not break up the apples.
In a bowl mix together the apple juice and the cornstarch. Slowly stream this into the simmering apples, stirring constantly. Cook for one minute until thickened and serve immediately.
Peel or No Peel. If you don’t want to peel the apples, you can still make them with the peel on. However, Cracker Barrel peels their apples, so we do it for this recipe. This recipe is spot on!Sugar. If you want the apples to taste like Cracker Barrel fried apples, then I recommend using light brown sugar. However, if you prefer a little more flavor depth, use dark brown sugar. If you really want more depth of flavor, then just use all dark brown sugar instead of 1/2 granulated and 1/2 brown sugar.Cinnamon. You can adjust the amount of cinnamon to your taste. You can add up to a tablespoon of cinnamon. Another option is to add other apple pie spices, such as ground nutmeg, ground clove, and ground allspice, or just use apple pie spice.Storage. Place the fried apples in a freezer-safe, airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, or store in the freezer for up to 3 months.