Bacon Wrapped Baked Apples: A slightly savory twist on dessert. Apples stuffed with brown sugar and spices and baked wrapped with bacon. HINT: Serve it with ice cream. YUP. | macheesmo.com
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Bacon Wrapped Baked Apples

On this edition of Desserts That Are Also Savory Because Nick’s Sweet Tooth Needs Salt… I present to you the new and improved Bacon Wrapped Baked Apple.

I like apples as much as the next American and I also like them baked, but they get kind of one dimensional. It’s all sweetness and softness. Some people are down with that, but I need a few more angles. So I wrapped ’em in bacon. The edges of the bacon get crispy and it adds a beautiful salty layer to the whole thing.

These were 100% made to be served on ice cream. They are fine by themselves, but ice cream is where it’s at.

Bacon Wrapped Baked Apples: A slightly savory twist on dessert. Apples stuffed with brown sugar and spices and baked wrapped with bacon. HINT: Serve it with ice cream. YUP. | macheesmo.com

Bacon Wrapped Baked Apples

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A slightly savory twist on dessert. Apples stuffed with brown sugar and spices and baked wrapped with bacon. HINT: Serve it with ice cream. YUP.

Ingredients

2 baking apples (Honeycrisp, Braeburn, Gala work well)
4 strips bacon
2 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Ice cream, for serving
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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl mash together butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt.
  3. Cut apples in half through the core. Use a paring knife to hollow out the center of each apple half, leaving the stem intact.
  4. Stuff each apple half full with the butter mixture.
  5. Wrap each apple tightly with bacon and move it to a baking sheet lined with foil. Secure the bacon under the apple so it stays in place as it bakes.
  6. Bake apples for about 20 minutes until they are fork tender and the bacon is crispy in parts. It probably won’t be crispy all over just due to the liquid in the apples.
  7. Remove apples and let cool for a few minutes.
  8. Cut apples in half and serve with ice cream!

Bacon Wrapped Baked Apples

The filling for these apples is pretty standard. Sort of like a cinnamon roll filling. In other words, it’s gonna be good.

Bacon Wrapped Baked Apples

The filling.

Mash this all up and it’s ready to go.

Prepping the apples is undoubtedly the most annoying part of this recipe. Halve them and then use a paring knife to hollow them out a bit. Be careful to not puncture the apple at all and leave the stem intact so the filling doesn’t just flow out while baking.

Bacon Wrapped Baked Apples

Ready to stuff.

You can stuff these guys pretty full. You’ll lose some filling while they bake. It’s inevitable. So be generous at the start.

Bacon Wrapped Baked Apples

Ready to wrap!

Then wrap each apple half tightly with a piece of bacon. Don’t use the thick stuff. Be sure to wrap it so the bacon ends are UNDER the apple. This way it won’t unravel as it bakes. Physics.

Also, bake the apples on some foil for easier clean up.

Bacon Wrapped Baked Apples

And… ready to bake.

These guys will need to bake for about 20 minutes. The apples should be super tender and the bacon will be crispy in parts, but don’t expect it to be crispy all over due to the liquid in the apples. It gets kind of caramelized by the brown sugar also. It’s good. Trust me.

Bacon Wrapped Baked Apples

BOOM.

Whatever you do, let these rest for a bit before serving them. They will be molten hot right out of the oven.

Once they cool off, I like to cut them in half and serve them with a few scoops of ice cream.

Bacon Wrapped Baked Apples are pretty hard to beat on a crisp fall day!

Bacon Wrapped Baked Apples: A slightly savory twist on dessert. Apples stuffed with brown sugar and spices and baked wrapped with bacon. HINT: Serve it with ice cream. YUP. | macheesmo.com

4 comments on “Bacon Wrapped Baked Apples

  1. What.the.what?! Mind blown. I love this idea and want to say all the cliches about it, except I can only think of two right now. Seriously though, these baked apples look great! I’m a little awed by them.

  2. Genius for sure…I love your surprises!! Have you ever had a chunk of cheddar cheese to accompany your warm apple pie? It’s an old fashioned apple pie tradition someone had when I was a kid…lol…I’m a young 70 now. Think about trying it with these…and if you dipo, send me the update w directions.

    Thank you!
    Judy

    1. Hey Judy! THanks! Yea.. I’ve heard of the cheddar apple pie combo but never tried it. I’ll have to add it to my list. :)

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