"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."

Ingredients 5 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 113 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 113 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 30.4g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 0.5 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 9 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. 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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Christa MacDonald

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.


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!

Mrs. Nilla Bean

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!