Monday, March 26, 2012

Fried Apples with BACON and Pecans

Benjamin Franklin was wrong. It is not beer but BACON that is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. I am always in a good mood when eating fried salty pig parts. Who said you cant put bacon in your desert? Someone who doesn't enjoy savory-sweet combos, that's who! Get on this porky train and make this the next time you have company over. I should warn you, bacon is the gateway drug for vegetarians, serve with caution.



Ingredients
  • 2 strips sugar-free, nitrate-free bacon
  • 1/4 cup roasted unsalted pecan halves, chopped (eyeball this, you can really use as much/little as you want)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 large crisp apples cored and sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • dash of ground clove
  • dash of nutmeg
  • zest from 1/4 lemon (about 1/4 teaspoon)
  • pinch of salt
  • Cut bacon crosswise into 1/4 inch pieces, and place them in a large cold skillet. Turn the heat tio medium-high and fry the bacon until crispy, about 3-4 minutes. Remove from the pan with a spoon and drain on a paper towel.
  • Wipe the grease out of the skillet, put it back on the heat and add the chopped pecans. Stir until toasted, careful not to burn, about 3-4 minutes then remove from pan.
  • In the same skillet, heat the coconut oil, add the apple slices, and saute until they begin to soften, about 3 minutes.
  • In a small bowl mix the spices, lemon zest, and salt with a fork, then add to the apples. Continue cooking until apples are cooked through, about 5 minutes.
  • Spoon into a small dish or bowl and sprinkle with chopped pecans and bacon bits.


Thank me later. I do this because I love you.
 
 
I also signed Minnie up for Hoarders: Puppy Edition, she refuses to part with any toys. It's just sick really.
 


1 comment:

  1. Sounds wonderful, can't wait to try. Buy the way, Minnie is perfect! Mom

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