Minted Apples

Recipe from

Southern Living


3 tablespoons butter
2 shallots, thinly sliced
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tablespoons sugar
3 Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup reserved lamb drippings or bacon drippings
2 tablespoons mint jelly
2 teaspoons chopped fresh mint (optional)


Melt butter in a large skillet over low heat; add shallots and garlic, and sauté until tender. Stir in sugar.

Add apple, and cook, stirring occasionally, 3 minutes or until lightly caramelized. Add vinegar, drippings, and jelly; cook, stirring occasionally, 6 to 8 minutes. Serve immediately, or chill, if desired; reheat just before serving. Sprinkle with fresh mint, if desired.

Chef Stephen Adams,

Biltmore Estate, Asheville, NC,

Southern Living

January 2000
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