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Recipe Inspired by Fruitables Popular Flavor Mashups: Bacon Wrapped Apples

Bacon Wrapped Apples

Recipe Inspired by: Fruitables Skinny Minis Apple Bacon, Fruitables Baked Crispy Bacon & Apple, and Fruitables Biggies Crispy Bacon & Apple

 

Inspired by bacon wrapped dates, one of the great holiday bites, this snack is an everyday version that’s a bit lighter, and lower in carbs and sugar. Plus, it’s easy and just tastes delicious — because apples and bacon! These make a perfect afternoon snack, but also work really well as a breakfast bite and can easily be served as an appetizer at your next cocktail party!

Bacon Wrapped Apples

Recipe by Stacie Billis for Fruitables

 

Makes 8 bites

 

1 apple

Freshly ground black pepper

8 strips of bacon

1 tablespoon maple syrup (optional)

 

  1. Core and cut the apple into 8 wedge-shaped pieces. Toss with freshly ground pepper: don’t be shy!

 

  1. Wrap each piece of apple in a strip of bacon and, as best you can, place seam side down in a medium pan that has a lid (ideally one that’s non-stick or cast iron).

 

  1. Set the pan over medium heat, add 2 tablespoons of water, cover, and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, allowing the apples to soften and the water to cook off.

 

  1. Uncover and continue cooking, turning the pieces to ensure that the bacon crisps up on all sides, 3 to 5 minutes.

 

  1. Right before turning off the heat, drizzle the apples with maple syrup and cook for another 30 seconds. Remove from heat and serve immediately.

Stacie Billis

Stacie Billis is a veteran food editor, on-air personality, and co-host of the popular food podcast for parents, Didn’t I Just Feed You. Billis has released two cook books, Make It Easy, a real-life manual of just-healthy-enough meals for busy parents and their kids, and Winner! Winner! Chicken Dinner: 50 Winning Ways To Cook It Up!, which solves dinner using America’s favorite main protein. Stacie’s sous-chef, Ziggy, accompanies her in the kitchen from time to time.

Stacie’s laid-back, modern recipes and non-judgmental cooking advice have been featured in dozens of publications including Parents, Every Day with Rachael Ray, The Washington Post, and Redbook. She has also appeared on the TODAY Show, Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family, and QVC. 

 

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