Cracker Barrel's Fried Apples

:smiley: Hi All… I’m a Canadian with a place at Marco Island, FL. Both my hubby and I have fallen in love with the side dish “Fried Apples” at the Cracker Barrel Restaurant. Does anyone have the recipe? I can’t even figure out what type of apples they use. We drive from Marco to the closest Cracker Barrel at Naples/I-75[/SIZE][/SIZE]! :stuck_out_tongue:

Cracker Barrel Fried Apples

* 2 cups apple juice, plus
* 1/2 cup apple juice
* 4 large golden delicious apples, with peel,cut 1/2 inch wedges
* 3 tablespoons cornstarch
* 1 teaspoon apple pie spice
* 4 tablespoons sugar
  1. In a medium skillet, combine the 2 cups apple juice and sliced apples.
  2. Simmer gently until apples are fork tender but not mushy, turning apples frequently.
  3. Remove apples from juice using a slotted spoon and place in an oven safe dish.
  4. In a blender, combine the remaining 1/2 cup apple juice, cornstarch, apple pie spice and sugar.
  5. Blend a few seconds until smooth.
  6. Whisk mixture into hot apple juice in skillet and cook, stirring constantly on medium high heat until it bubbles and becomes thickened and smooth.
  7. Pour thickened mixture over apples and serve.
  8. Please note the cooking time is an approximate.

I’ve see a similar recipe/clone for this using tart apples, fried in bacon grease and sprinkled with lemon juice, brown sugar, cinnamon and a bit of nutmeg - just have to find the recipe!