Fried Onions and Apples
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 3 large yellow onions, sliced
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 6 large tart red apples, sliced
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- In a large cast-iron or other heavy skillet, saute onions in butter until tender. Place apples on top of onions. Combine remaining ingredients; sprinkle over apples.
- Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Uncover and simmer until apples are tender, 5 minutes longer. Serve with a slotted spoon.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 137 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 230mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 4g fiber), 1g protein.
Nov 10, 2019
This looks and sounds delicious, but I have a question. Looking at the picture, it appears the apples and onions have been stirred, but the recipe simply says "Place apples on top of onions. Combine remaining ingredients; sprinkle over apples. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Uncover and simmer until apples are tender, 5 minutes longer. Serve with a slotted spoon." How are the seasonings incorporated into the vegetables if they aren't stirred in?
Aug 16, 2014
Excellent and easy! Had them with Country Style Ribs and Creamy Ranch Mac n Cheese. The flavors really enhanced each other. Love TOH!
Feb 23, 2014
I tried this recipe for the first time! I did make some adjustments to this recipe and instead of butter, I used 2 Tbsp. canola oil with the sliced yellow onions. Instead of brown sugar, i used 3 Tbsp. granulated sugar with 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon. I also used 2 Tbsp. apple cider for this dish and cut the apples into smaller pieces, rather than wedges! I admit that I covered the pan later into the cooking time and I'd stirred the mixture from time to time! This certainly is an unusual dish and was Almanzo Wilder's FAVORITE dish! I ate the whole pan! It's likely that I'll prepare this dish again! I had the time on my hands as I'm alone tonite and just felt like making this dish! Thank you, Sue Davis, for this theme menu and recipes from the Laura Ingalls Wilder series! I have the whole series and it has been fun to read about how both Ma Ingalls and Mother Wilder could be such EXCELLENT cooks/bakers for their families! delowenstein
Jul 21, 2013
I would never have dreamed o combining apples and onions, but the result was delicious. Thank you for sharing your fine recipe.
Oct 7, 2010
We've been making this side dish for over 10 years now. It's always a favorite, especially with pork chops. Every fall when the apples are in season, we make it several times. I halve the recipe for my smaller family. Yum!