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Classic Fried Apples

These classic fried apples are simple and delicious but made with a slightly healthy and more delicious twist: maple syrup instead of refined sugar.

Course Dessert, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword fried apple recipe, skillet fried apples, spiced apple recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 237 kcal
Author Cheryl Malik


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Salt
  • 4 Granny Smith apples peeled or not, I left the peel on but you can peel them for sure


  1. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat; stir the maple and cinnamon into the hot butter.

  2. Add the apples and cook until they begin to break down, 5 to 8 minutes.

Recipe Notes

You can use white sugar instead of maple syrup if you prefer.

To make vegan or dairy free, use vegan butter or refined coconut oil. 

Nutrition Facts
Classic Fried Apples
Amount Per Serving
Calories 237 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 142mg6%
Potassium 160mg5%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 538IU11%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.