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Sweet and Savory Apples


  • 5 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 8 large crisp apples (4 for baking and 4 for frying)
  • Bacon drippings
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Sugar

Prep Time:

15 minutes

Cook Time:

10 minutes



The perfect autumn dish--not only is it delicious but it will make your entire house smell like fall.

Why Try? We made this dish for a party recently, and it was the star of the evening. We couldn’t keep up with the guests! They loved the flavor of the sweet baked and savory fried apple combination. Make plenty because it will disappear fast!

Foodie Byte: You can bake these apple wedges ahead of time and just when ready to serve, warm them in the oven for 5 to10 minutes and top with a small amount of fried apples. It’s always good when cooking apples to use two different varieties – we used Jonathan and Honey Crisp. For a party, if you are going slice the apples ahead of time, sprinkle with lemon juice. Use an iron skillet and allow plenty of room for the apples to fry.


  2. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  3. Cut 4 apples into 4 wedges. Scoop out of the middle with a small paring knife to leave room for the fried apple slices.
  4. Roll each wedge into a bowl of sugar.
  5. Place on a parchment lined sheet pan.
  6. Sprinkle each wedge with cinnamon and bake 15 minutes or until softened.
  7. Remove from oven.
  9. Wash, dry and slice 4 apples into 1/2-inch slices.
  10. Heat butter and bacon drippings in a heavy skillet over medium heat.
  11. Add apple slices and cook for about 2 minutes.
  12. Add sugar and salt.
  13. Continue cooking until apples are browned and caramelized
  14. Spoon on 2-3 apple slices onto a baked apple wedge and serve warm.

Nutritional Information

Calories 282, Carbohydrates 47g, Cholesterol 27mg, Fat 12g, Fat Calories 108, Fiber 4g, Protein 0.9g, Saturated Fat 7g, Sodium 45mg. Daily Values: Calcium 21.68mg 2%, Phos 34.8mg 3%, Copper 0.09mg 5%, Zinc 0.17mg 1%, Panto 0.22mg 2%, Biotin 3.17mcg 1057%, Magnesium 12.02mg 3%, Iron 0.25mg 1%, Vitamin B6 6%, Vitamin C 19%, Vitamin B12 0%, Vitamin D 2%, Vit E-a-Toco 1%, Vitamin A 8%. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.