Southern Fried Apples are easy to make and so delicious.  They are perfect as a side dish, over ice cream, cake, or over these spiced waffles using a cake mix.  Cooking these Southern Fried Apples low and slow brings out the sweetness.  These apples also include a secret ingredient, maple syrup.

Pure Maple Syrup

My secret ingredient to Southern Fried Apples is Pure Maple Syrup.  Most recipes these Apples include lots of sugar, but I add the maple syrup.  It is amazing!  Not only do the spice waffles smell amazing, but the aroma of the apples with the cinnamon and nutmeg draws everyone to the kitchen.

Southern Fried Apples

Southern Fried Apples

In the south, we love our Fried Apples.  We serve them for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert.  These apples make a delicious dessert as a topping on ice cream, cake, and waffles.  I fix spiced waffles topped with vanilla ice cream and fried apples as a delightful dessert.  YUM!

Cast Iron Skillet Apples

Simple Spiced Waffles

For breakfast, I make these simple spiced waffles using a cake mix and serve them topped with these sweet apples.

You can find Fried Apples in the south in many restaurants, including Cracker Barrel, as a side item.

Use a cake mix to make the spiced apples

Spiced Waffle Batter – Follow the Cake Mix Directions

Cooking with Kids

Use this easy recipe to help teach your children how to cook.  I had one kid cut the apples.  I had another kid measure the ingredients for the apples while someone else worked on mixing up the spiced waffle batter.  You can get everyone involved by helping with these apples.

Southern Fried Apples

Add the seasonings

Southern Fried Apples
Print Recipe Add to Collection
0 from 0 votes

Spiced Waffles & Southern Fried Apples

Quick & Easy Southern Fried Apples perfect as a side, over ice cream, cake, or these easy to make spiced waffles.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast/Dessert, Dessert, Side Dish, Side or Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apples, Fall, fall baking, fried apples, Southern fried apples
Servings: 6
Calories: 769kcal


  • 5 to 6 large apples peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 TB butter - half stick
  • 1/4 cup Pure Maple Syrup
  • 1 box Spice cake mix
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oiL
  • 3 large eggs


  • Melt the butter and add the brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon, salt, and Maple syrup.
  • Stir in the apples.
  • Stir & Cook the apples low and slow until tender.
  • Stir together the spice cake mix, 1 1/4 cup water, 1/3 cup vegetable oil, and three eggs with an electric mixer.
  • Add 1/3 to 1/2 cup of spice waffle batter to a waffle maker.
  • Cook 4 to 5 minutes.
  • The waffles will crisp up once removed from the waffle maker.
  • For Breakfast top the spiced waffles with the fried apples and maple syrup mixture.
  • For Dessert top, the spiced waffles with vanilla ice-cream topped with the fried apples and maple syrup mixture.
  • Try topping this with chopped pecans and whipped cream.


Calories: 769kcal | Carbohydrates: 113g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 891mg | Potassium: 533mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 81g | Vitamin A: 551IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 142mg | Iron: 5mg











Southern Fried Apples

100% Free 30-page ebook Cooking Tips & Hacks including Quick and Easy Recipes

...So you can spend precious time with your family around the table enjoying a meal together.

We hate spam and promise to keep your information safe.  Read our privacy policy. Powered by ConvertKit