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Apples 'n' Onions Recipe

Royal and Almanzo both loved their mother's cooking. While working in the ice-house they talked about their favorite foods. Almanzo's favorite was apples 'n' onions.
This apples 'n' onions recipe can be adapted to for your preferences. If you aren't a fan of onions, just add a few pieces. Try it as a snack or serve it as a side dish with pork.

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Apples 'n' Onions Recipe 

1 small onion, peeled and sliced into thin rings
3 apples, peeled and sliced into 1/4 inch wedges
2 tablespoons butter
1-2 tablespoons brown sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
bacon, cooked and chopped (optional)

What to Do:
1. Melt butter over medium heat in a frying pan. Add onion slices. Cook over medium heat until the onions are tender and browning. Stir occasionally.
2. Cover the onions with the apple slices. Sprinkle with brown sugar and salt. 
3. Cover the pan with a lid, and cook the apples until tender, about 15-20 minutes. Stir to prevent burning. Add a tablespoon of warm water if the apples seem dry.
4. If serving with bacon, stir in the bacon pieces prior to placing the apples ‘n’ onions in a serving dish.
Enjoy this apples 'n' onions recipe inspired from Farmer Boy. It's just one of 75 activities included in my book titled The Laura Ingalls Wilder Companion: A Chapter-by-Chapter Guide. The book is full of history, fact or fiction sidebars, and more. 

 Happy Trails! ~ Annette
 Annette Whipple is a nonfiction children's author. Learn more about her books and presentations at

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