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Caramelized Apples

Posted by Caveman Cooking on April 5, 2010

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Side Dish Showdown #3

Featured in Side Dish Showdown #3

Caramelized Apples
This goes great as a side dish or topping for pork, fowl, or game recipes. The recipe can also be used to caramelize pears, peaches, bananas and more!


1 Apple
1 Tablespoon Butter
1.5 Teaspoons Brown Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon White Sugar
1 Shot (1.5 oz.) Brandy or Cognac
1/2 Lemon


Wash, peel, core and vertically slice apple.
Peeling and Slicing Apple

Immediately place slices into bowl with two cups of cold water and the juice from 1/2 a fresh lemon. Let stand for 5-10 minutes. This will not only add some flavor to the dish, but will also aid in preventing the apples from turing brown.
Apples Soaking in Lemon Water

In medium (10″) skillet melt butter over medium flame. Meanwhile, drain apple slices well. If they are too wet, the water will make the butter burn.
Melting Butter

When butter is fully melted, place slices in skillet. Add sugar and brown sugar.
Adding Sugar and Brown Sugar

Cook until edges start to brown, then flip over apple slices and do same to other side. Be careful not to overcook or they will become mushy. Just before they are done, add the brandy, carefully flambe, and saute until the flame in the pan dies out.
Caramelizing Apples

Remove from heat and serve alongside (or even on top of) your favorite pork, fowl or game dish.
Caramelized Apples

Prep Time = 12 Minutes
Cook Time = 8-10 Minutes
Serves 2-3

©2010 Caution: Caveman Cooking/UHearMe, Inc. All rights reserved. This recipe originally appeared on the Caution: Caveman Cooking blog at authored by Caveman. This recipe may be shared and reprinted as long as this entire copyright message accompanies it.

23 Responses to “Caramelized Apples”

  1. Emily said

    You are talking my language with this dish! Yum! Rock on!!! 🙂

  2. that’s a great way to get me to eat fruit!

  3. Chris said

    Great side dish for pork loins, can’t wait to try them.

  4. cavewomanbaking said

    We need to try those apples on some homemade icecream. 🙂

  5. I’d love that with some pancakes actually!

  6. You had me at “caramelized.” Preceed anything with the word “caramelized” and I’m on it! Fabulous.

  7. Simple but yummy!

  8. This looks scrumptious!!

  9. Reeni said

    Delicious apples! They would be yummy on pancakes too! Thanks for sending them to the Showdown!

    • Thanks, Reeni! I’m loving that Side Dish Showdown you’ve been doing!!
      Oooops! Just realized that the Showdown badge isn’t up on the post. I’ll take care of that right now!

  10. tigerfish said

    Kinda reminding me of apple pie.

  11. Ana Powell said

    Awesome side dish.
    Great combination of flavours x

  12. Joanne said

    Caramelized apples are right up there with homemade applesauce when it comes to my favorite sides of all times. Just delicious.

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