This is a wonderful tangy, sweet, and delicious way to eat apples. I love it with apples, but my mom also does this with strawberries or pears. I've also done this with just one apple for myself when I wanted a quick snack. Pink lady and red delicious apples will also work well.

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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, mix together the balsamic vinegar, brown sugar and black pepper. Taste and adjust sugar and vinegar to your personal preference. Add the apples, and stir to coat.

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Nutrition Facts

113.2 calories; 0.5 g protein; 30.4 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 8.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2005
WOW. Long ago a friend's mom made this for us as an after-school snack and I've been searching for this recipe! So very delicious! DO NOT BE AFRAID to try this recipe. So simple versatile healthy & tasty! Be sure to stir the dressing ingredients until the sugar dissolves completely. Eat this on its own or toss w/ some salad greens & top w/crumbled blue cheese & toasted pecans (serve w/ some extra dressing). Instead of dicing the apples simply slice them and toss w/ dressing in a ziploc bag - makes a great snack for kids. Different & special. REALLY DELICIOUS!! Try it you'll love it. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/23/2010
i had high hopes for this one... i might try it again. i didnt care for it i only give it the high rating b/c put it over greens and it makes a ok salad w/dressing Read More
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25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2005
WOW. Long ago a friend's mom made this for us as an after-school snack and I've been searching for this recipe! So very delicious! DO NOT BE AFRAID to try this recipe. So simple versatile healthy & tasty! Be sure to stir the dressing ingredients until the sugar dissolves completely. Eat this on its own or toss w/ some salad greens & top w/crumbled blue cheese & toasted pecans (serve w/ some extra dressing). Instead of dicing the apples simply slice them and toss w/ dressing in a ziploc bag - makes a great snack for kids. Different & special. REALLY DELICIOUS!! Try it you'll love it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2005
WOW. Long ago a friend's mom made this for us as an after-school snack and I've been searching for this recipe! So very delicious! DO NOT BE AFRAID to try this recipe. So simple versatile healthy & tasty! Be sure to stir the dressing ingredients until the sugar dissolves completely. Eat this on its own or toss w/ some salad greens & top w/crumbled blue cheese & toasted pecans (serve w/ some extra dressing). Instead of dicing the apples simply slice them and toss w/ dressing in a ziploc bag - makes a great snack for kids. Different & special. REALLY DELICIOUS!! Try it you'll love it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2008
This is SO GOOD! I would have never thought to do this but it is terrific! When summer comes around I'll try strawberries yummy. Update I have since put these apples on a bed of mixed greens with shaved parmesan cheese on top for a knockout of a salad! Try it you'll like it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2008
What a delish combo! I used braeburn apples and added black pepper due to others recommendations! It was fabulous...I even added some cayenne for added kick but will reduce the balsamic next time b/c it was a little too much for me. I'm a crazy balsamic fan but this sort of stung the nostrils! I served it over baby spinach added some chopped cashews and feta cheese...no dressing needed! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/03/2008
This was pretty good but not as good as I'd expected. Next time I'll try it with a little less balsamic vinegar. I love balsamic but a little goes a long way. I think that it might also be important to use very coarsely ground pepper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2010
I normally don't like fresh apples OR vinegar but this recipe was shockingly FANTASTIC and super easy/quick!! In addition to experimenting with different fruits you can also try variations on the vinegar. For example I tried raspberry balsamic vinegar and it was delightful.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2007
I'm so glad that I read the ratings on this recipe. The rater that said "DO NOT BE AFRAID" to try this won me over. I LOVED THIS tart and tangy way to eat fruit. I will eat apples more often now. I had red delicious on hand so used them. Used red wine vinegar and doubled the brown sugar for my taste. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2006
So glad I found this recipe again. I first used it with strawberries and it is the greatest! Like the other rater said don't be afraid to try this. I know vinegar sugar and pepper with fruits sounds awful but it really brings out the flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2006
I'm so glad I tried this recipe. I thought it sounded odd but it was SO good. I didn't change a thing. P.S. Thanks to the reviewer who told us not to be afraid of trying it - you won me over. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2010
Easy and delicious! I skipped the pepper and made just enough for one serving. Makes a perfect snack! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/23/2010
i had high hopes for this one... i might try it again. i didnt care for it i only give it the high rating b/c put it over greens and it makes a ok salad w/dressing Read More
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