Low Carb Faux Cracker Barrel Fried Apples (Induction)

Tangy, sweet, and spicy with all of the flavor of fried apples but none of the carbs. Use this as a side dish or a dessert.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 273kcal
Author Marye


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons bacon drippings
  • 3/4 cup peeled zucchini cut into coins and then crescents
  • 0- carb sweetener to taste I use stevia
  • 1/4 teaspoon maple flavoring
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
  • Pinch of cayenne or ancho or chipotle pepper to taste
  • 11/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon


  • Melt the butter into the bacon drippings.
  • Add the zucchini and saute until it is crisp tender.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and simmer until liquid is reduced and nearly gone.
  • Stir very often.
  • Taste and adjust sweetness/seasoning.