Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. develops and operates the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store restaurant and retail concept in the United States. Its restaurants provide breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The company’s gift shops offer various decorative and functional items, such as rocking chairs, holiday and seasonal gifts, apparel, toys, music CD’s, cookware, old-fashioned-looking ceramics, figurines, a book-on-audio sale-and-exchange program, and various other gift items, as well as candies, preserves, pies, cornbread mixes, coffee, syrups, pancake mixes, and other food items. As of September 18, 2012, it operated 620 stores in 42 states. The company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Lebanon, Tennessee.



Fried Ham with Red Eye Gravy

Cracker Barrel Copycat Recipe

Select center cut slices of country ham about 1/4 inch thick. Place the ham in an ungreased hot skillet and fry quickly on both sides. Remove the ham to a hot platter and make red eye gravy out of the drippings by adding 4 tablespoons of black coffee to the skillet. Let it sizzle up and pour over the ham.

Honey Butter


1 cup unsalted butter
1/4 cup honey

Mix until smooth and fluffy.

Potato Salad

Cracker Barrel Recipe

3 large potatoes, cooked
3 hard boiled eggs
4 tablespoons minced onion
salt and pepper
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons sugar
2 eggs, uncooked
3 tablespoons melted butter
1/2 cup hot vinegar
1 cup mayonnaise

Mix the first six ingredients. Put the next four ingredients in a saucepan and cook until thick. Add to the potato mixture and mix in the mayonnaise.

Old Fashioned String Beans

Cracker Barrel Recipe

1 can beans
2 medium potatoes, diced
1/4 pound bacon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 small onion
1 cup water (liquid off of the beans)

Brown the bacon in a skillet. Add to the other ingredients and cook for 30 minutes.

Apple Butter

Cracker Barrel Recipe

2 quarts quartered apples
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup cider
2 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cloves

Cook the apples in water until soft. Force through a colander. Add the remaining ingredients. Cook down, simmering gently until thick, about 2 or 3 hours. Makes 6 six ounce glasses.