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 User ID: 1386846 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 User ID: 3766053 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 User ID: 985706 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 User ID: 4188178 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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