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A gray rustic ceramic serving bowl of a caramelized apple and onion side dish, with a gold-colored serving spoon, on top of several piece of plain blue cloth and blue cloth with white spots.

Caramelized Apples and Onions


  • Author: Shanna Mallon
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Description

Cozy up with caramelized apples and onions for dinner this week. The flavor combination of this simple side is perfect for fall, alongside chicken or pork.


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Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil or unsalted butter
  • 1 1/4 lbs onions, peeled and thinly sliced (about 3 medium onions/4 cups sliced)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 lb cooking apples, peeled and sliced (about 3 medium apples/3 cups sliced)

Instructions

  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt butter or coconut oil. Add onions, salt, and pepper, and stir to combine. Cook the onions until they are soft and translucent, approximately 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Stir in thyme sprigs and apple slices. Reduce heat to medium-low, and cook for 10 minutes while stirring occasionally.
  3. Increase heat to medium-high, and cook for 10 more minutes while stirring occasionally, until the apples and onions are caramelized.
  4. Remove thyme sprigs and serve.

Notes

Nutritional information below was calculated using butter. For a dairy-free version, try coconut oil instead!

  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Vegetables

Keywords: fall, autumn, apple, onion, side dish