Danish Apple Pork (Æbleflæsk) Bites
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Serves: 8-10
 
The sweet-savory combo of apples and bacon in this traditional Danish dish will satisfy your snack food craving in a gourmet way.
Ingredients
  • 2 Granny Smith Apples, peeled and diced
  • 6-8 slices of Applewood Thick-Sliced Bacon, diced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh sage, finely chopped
  • ½ tablespoon sugar
  • Kosher salt
  • ⅓ cup water
  • Rye Bread
  • Chives, finely chopped, for garnish
Instructions
  1. In a small skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until fat is fully rendered and bacon is crisp. Remove bacon to a paper towel lined plate to drain. Reserve 1 tablespoon of the bacon drippings (fat).
  2. In a small saucepan, heat the 1 tablespoon of reserved bacon drippings over medium heat. Add apples, sage, sugar, and season with Kosher salt. Cook until apples just begin to soften slightly. Add ⅓ water, reduce heat to a simmer, and cover saucepan. Cook until apples are soft and have broken down slightly, approximately 8-10 minutes. If mixture is too watery, remove lid and cook until it reaches desired consistency.
  3. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375°F. Cut rye bread in desired shapes (I used both round and square cookie cutters). Place bread on baking sheet and cook in oven until completely toasted, approximately 3 minutes per side.
  4. Top rye bread toasts with apple mixture, bacon, and chives. Serve immediately.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at http://honestcooking.com/danish-apple-pork-aebleflaesk-bites/