Better with Bacon – Bacon Caramel Apple

Apples and pig ALWAYS go together!!  So in that spirit, today we feature a nice twist to that seasonal staple the caramel apple.

Sadly, there was no photo of this wonderful treat, so you’ll have to suffer with this incredibly poor artist rendition…

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Bacon Caramel Apple

Ingredients:

6-8 firm green apples craft sticks or skewer to hold the apples 1 cup white sugar 1 stick of butter 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream 1 tablespoon molasses (optional) 8 slices bacon, chopped

Directions:

Do not leave the pot unattended, the whole process takes less than 10 minutes !! Use a deep pot with high sides, the cream will foam and the mixture is very hot once the sugar melts. On medium heat melt the sugar with a splash of water, add molasses if desired, keep stirring, once the sugar melts and begins to darken add the butter and mix in rapidly. Turn the heat down a bit, carefully stir in the cream, the mixture will foam and rise rapidly so be careful and make sure you’re using a heavy mit / towels to hold the pan. Bring the entire mixture to a gentle boil, let cook for a few minutes til the bubbles are thick and slow. Let cool, coat apples by rolling in a bowl, immediately set onto parchment paper, add chopped bacon, then let cool and harden in fridge for a few minutes.

Caramel from scratch is very easy, but requires attention. Otherwise you can melt a cup of caramel candies with a splash of milk in the microwave and basically get the same effect.

Recipe via Channel 7 News, Denver, CO.

Originally posted 2009-10-19 13:45:25.

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