Maple Apple Crumble with Candied Bacon

Pat Duran

By
@kitchenChatter

As you can see I am still on my BACON kick! This is a little bite different than your usual apple cobbler- try it and see hows you like it! You will be deliciously surprised...great with other fruit too!!


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Serves:

6 to 8 servings

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

55 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

CANDIED BACON MIXTURE-#2:

16 to 20 slice
apple wood smoked bacon strips
1/2 c
brown sugar or raw cane sugar
garnish
cayenne smoke pepper, or hungarian paprika

APPLE MAPLE FILLING:

6 large
apples, mcintosh or your favorite-peel,core and slice or cube
1/4 c
maple liqueur or real maple syrup
1/2
vanilla bean, sliced lengthwise and seeds scraped
1 pinch
nutmeg

CRUMB TOPPING:

1 c
bisquick baking mix
1 c
rolled oats not instant
1/2 c
chopped pecans or walnuts
1/2 c
brown sugar,packed
1 pinch
sea salt
1/3 c
cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 400^.Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper..
Candied Bacon Mixture #2:
Put each bacon strip in the brown sugar and coat evenly ; pressing the sugar into the bacon; then sprinkle on the pepper and place on wire rack in the prepared baking pan in a single layer. Bake for about 12 minutes or until deep red and caramelized. Check often as cooking time may vary as to the thickness of the bacon. Use tongs to place on a cutting board to cool completely. Chop up when cooled.
2
Apple Maple Filling:
In a 12-inch square casserole dish, combine the apple pieces, maple liqueur, vanilla bean seeds, and nutmeg. Mix together to combine.
<- scrapping 1/2 vanilla bean
3
Crumb Topping:
Turn down oven to 375^.
In a big bowl, combine the ingredients ,except the butter. Mix well- add the butter pieces and blend in with a pastry blender. Evenly distribute the crumbs over the apple mixture and bake for 40 minutes or until the topping is golden brown and the filling is bubbling.
4
When serving place in bowls and top each bowl with 2 Tablespoons of the candied bacon and sprinkle on a bit of cinnamon schnapps,if desired; or a little dribble of heavy cream or whipped topping with a little caramel sauce. OH IT'S SO GOOD!
<- with ice cream and caramel sauce.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy