Fried Apples and Onions Recipe
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Fried Apples and Onions Recipe

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"I was surprised to see how quickly my friends gobbled this dish up," chuckles Sue Davis, Wausau, Wisconsin. "Excusing myself, I flew into the kitchen, chopped up more onions and apples, quickly fried them and brought out another steaming dish. That one disappeared, too!"
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 6 medium onions, sliced and separated into rings
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 6 medium tart red apples, cut into 1/4-inch wedges
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 151 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 35mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 5g fiber), 2g protein .


  1. In a large skillet, cook the onions in butter over medium heat for 3-5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Top with apples; sprinkle with brown sugar. Cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until apples are tender. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Fried Apples and Onions in Taste of Home August/September 2006, p23

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Summy 239737
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2015

"This is so delicious. I want to try serving it with the German Skillet recipe found on this website. I like the onions caramelized, so I cook them for a fairly long time. Yummy!"

delowenstein 236204
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2015

"I found this to be a very tasty dish! Of course, I purposely DID tweak this recipe to fit my own needs! I used 1 large TO 2 large yellow onions , 1/4 cup butter, 6 medium red apples, 1/4 cup packed brown sugar, 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon, 1/4 cup juice (apple OR orange juice). I'd cooked onions in a large skillet over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes. I topped with the apples; added the juice and sprinkled with brown sugar and cinnamon. I covered and cooked 15 to 20 minutes just until apples were tender. I'm glad to have made this dish FINALLY-this recipe is definitely one I'll turn time and again! Thank you for sharing this with Taste of Home! delowenstein"

penni1970 107078
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2012

"I have made this several times & it always gets eaten up. I always melt the butter with the brown sugar then add the onions, cook them a few minutes then add the apples."

kitzer 67072
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2009

"First-medium heat is too hot for onions unless they are supposed to be burned! When the apples were added, they were turned to mush in 5 minutes, the recipe says 15-20 minutes, not anything like the photo! The taste was "BLAH" to say the least! I cannot fathom "anyone" asking for "seconds"! This obviously "slipped past the tasters" at taste of home!!"

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