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Cinnamon Apples Side Dish

These restaurant cinnamon apples are just like the ones served as a side dish at Cracker Barrel and Chili's, only healthier!  No butter, and minimal sugar!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword boston market, chilis, cracker barrel, fried, skillet
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 166kcal


  • 6-8 apples
  • 2 1/2 cup apple juice divided
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 Tbsp. cornstarch


  • Peel and slice each apple into 12 sections.
    sliced apples on cutting board
  • Add apples to a large saute pan or skillet in a single layer.
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.
    sliced apples with cinnamon and sugar
  • Pour 1 c. apple juice over your apples and bring to a simmer on med-high heat. Continue to simmer on medium heat for 10 minutes, or until fork tender.
    simmering cinnamon apples in sautee pan
  • Combine (with a whisk) cornstarch and remaining juice. Once apples are tender, pour cornstarch mixture over apples and stir until thickened.
    apple juice and corn starch in measuring cup
  • Remove from heat.
    skillet apples in pan



These keep well for at least a week in the refrigerator and 6 months in the freezer.


Calories: 166kcal