Wednesday, May 23, 2012

bacon-fried spiced apples

As you hopefully have noticed, I've recently reviewed Gooseberry Patch's new cookbook, The Harvest Table (have you entered the giveaway?...well, get over there and do it!).  There were so many wonderful recipes in that book that it was hard to choose which ones to review.  Cookie Bandit was dead-set on trying the Wilderness Breakfast recipe, but I wanted to try this one!  In the end, I decided to make both and give you a special bonus treat!

This recipe tastes just like the fried apples at Cracker Barrel...absolutely delicious.  And I couldn't believe how easy it was.  In the past week, I've made this at least 4 times.  In fact, I don't think I've ever seen Cookie Bandit eat as much fruit as he has since I've discovered these apples.  We're in love! :)

You start by frying some bacon in a large skillet...cast iron works great!  Or, alternately, you could just warm up a few tablespoons of saved bacon grease.

Slice and core two apples and place over the bacon grease.  Cook for 2 minutes or until lightly browned on the bottom.

The actual recipe says to sprinkle them with cinnamon and sugar before turning over, but we prefer it the other way around.  Flip your apple slices over and then sprinkle with cinnamon and brown sugar.

Continue cooking the apples for another 2 minutes or until they are tender.  Serve alongside bacon and eggs for a delicious breakfast!

Bacon-Fried Spiced Apples
from Gooseberry Patch's The Harvest Table
2 T. bacon drippings
2 apples, cored and sliced into rings
1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
1 t. cinnamon

Warm bacon drippings in a skillet over medium heat.  Add apples and cook for 2 minutes.  Sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon over apples.  Turn over; continue cooking for one to 2 minutes, until apples are tender and golden.  Serves 4 to 6.

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