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…


Bacon Caramel Apple


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


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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