10 min.


20 min.


Apple-Crackling Fat

The base of this appetizer spread is a homemade with crispy cracklings. This recipe also includes apple pieces for a fresher structure and a more elegant taste.


Apple-Crackling Lard Recipe

Apple-Crackling Lard

Angela Schofield
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Appetizers
Cuisine German
Servings 4 - 6 portions


  • 1.5 pounds uncured pork belly or fat trimmings from pork
  • 1 small apple
  • 1 onion


  • Cut pork into small cubes.
  • Melt over low medium heat in a large pan.
  • Cook for about 1 hour, stir occasionally, until the solid pieces turn into brown cracklings.
  • Peel onion, and dice very finely or grate.
  • Peel and core apple, and dice very finely or grate.
  • Add onion and apple pieces to pan and keep cooking for about 10 minutes, or until the mixture starts to turn golden brown.
  • Let cool for about 10 minutes and pour into ramekins or canning jars.


Store refrigerated. It will keep for several weeks!

Serving Tip:

Sprinkle to taste with salt after spreading on a slice of homemade bread.