Sweet onions cooked in butter and hard apple cider until tender and flavorful make a sweet and sassy complement to your favorite frank-on-a-bun! Use tongs to serve on hot dogs or other sausages in buns with spicy mustard.


Recipe Summary

5 mins
20 mins
25 mins
1 cup


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and garlic salt; cook and stir until tender and just starting to brown, 5 to 10 minutes. Add hard cider and black pepper; simmer, covered, until flavors combine, about 10 minutes.

  • Uncover skillet and cook until cooking liquid evaporates, about 5 minutes. Add sugar as needed.

Cook's Note:

You can use any beer plus additional sugar as necessary to suit your taste buds.

Nutrition Facts

37 calories; protein 0.4g 1% DV; carbohydrates 4.6g 2% DV; fat 1.5g 2% DV; cholesterol 3.8mg 1% DV; sodium 69.6mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
I love me some caramelized onions and then you go adding hard cider to the mix and well...DELICIOUS! I used this with hot dogs and can only imagine how good this apple-y goodness would be with Kielbasa or even Bratwurst. Excellent recipe and one I will use often. Thanks for sharing Jarrie! Read More