Caramelized Bacon & Apples is an amazing fruit topping for pancakes, ice cream, oatmeal, cheesecake and so much more! It has a fantastic balance of flavors with tart apples and brown sugar glazed bacon.
Apples & Bacon
Apples and Bacon might not be the first flavor combination that comes to mind, but it is a spectacular one! This Bacon Bleu Cheese & Apple Flatbread is a prime example.
For these Caramelized Bacon & Apples, we take a sweeter approach. Bacon is sauteed in a skillet and caramelized with brown sugar along with some sweet cinnamon apples.
This recipe is an amazing balance of flavors. You get the tart and sweet from the apples, fatty richness from the bacon and just a touch of warm spice from the cinnamon.
The sauce that it creates with the juices of the apples, the brown sugar and the fat of the bacon is an amazing caramel like syrup that is divine. This apple and bacon recipe really is a must try!
Sweet & Savory Apple Recipes
Don’t rule out this amazing fall fruit for savory recipes as well though! From great dinner recipes like Apple Bourbon Pork Loin or lunches like Pomegranate Apple Chicken Salad to sides such as Spiralized Apple Cranberry Salad, its one of the most versatile fruits.
What can I use this fruit topping on?
The possibilities are truly endless when it comes to different ways to use this delicious Caramelized Bacon & Apple fruit topping. It contains sweet and savory elements and is so versatile. Here are just a few recipe suggestions,
- Savory Dinners
- Grilled Pork Chops
- Bake Chicken Breasts
- Roasted Pork Loin
- Sweets & Desserts
- Angel Food Cake
- Ice Cream
- Breakfast recipes
- French Toast
Now with all of those ideas, you are going to want to make a triple batch of these Caramelized Bacon & Apples! In all seriousness, it does reheat well because the apples aren’t cooked to mush, so they hold up well if you happen to have some leftovers to reheat.
More amazing sweet and savory bacon recipes!
Don’t limit your bacon to just savory dishes. Try some of these sweet and savory recipes that compliment the richness of bacon with a touch of sweetness!
- Balsamic Glaze Bacon Wrapped Squash
- Bacon Cinnamon Rolls
- Sweet & Spicy Bacon Wrapped Turkey
- Brown Sugar Bacon Sausage Bites
- Maple Bacon Cupcakes
- 1/2 lb. bacon
- 3 baking apples, peeled and sliced
- 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/3 c. brown sugar
- Dice bacon into small 1/2 inch pieces.
- In a large skillet over medium high heat, saute the bacon for 3 to 4 minutes, or until it just starts to crisp up.
- Remove half of the bacon fat and set aside for another use.
- Add the brown sugar, cinnamon and apples to the pan. Saute for 4-5 minutes over medium heat until the apples are cooked but still have a tiny crisp left on the inside.
- Serve over your favorite breakfast, sweet or piece of meat!
Baking apples such as Braeburn or Pink Lady work best for this recipe.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 392Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 960mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 3gSugar: 28gProtein: 20g
Provided nutrition data is only an estimate. If you are tracking these nutrients for medical purposes, please consult an outside, trusted source.