08 December 2009

Cracker Barrel "Fried" Apples

My family has a weak spot for Cracker Barrel.  I'm particularly fond of their fried apples.  I found this copy cat recipe years ago and it's pretty close to the real thing.

2 1/2 cups apple juice
4 large golden delicious apples, with peel, cut into 1/2 inch wedges
3 tbsp cornstarch
1 tsp apple pie spice
4 tbsp sugar

In a medium skillet, combine 2 cups apple juice and sliced apples.  Simmer gently until apples are fork tender, but not mushy, turning frequently. 
Remove apples from juice using a slotted spoon and place in an oven safe dish.
In a blender, combine the remaining 1/2 cup apple juice, cornstarch, apple pie spice, and sugar.  Blend a few seconds until smooth.
Whick mixture into hot apple juice in skillet and cook, stirring constantly, on medium high heat until it bubbles and becomes thickend and smooth.
Pour thickened mixture over apples and serve.