These Danish Bacon Fried Apples are a delicious Scandinavian recipe that is full of flavor and texture.
When I was in high school, we had a Danish foreign exchange student. She and I met at school and quickly became the best of friends.
Once she graduated high school and moved back to Denmark, we kept in touch somewhat, but over the years we lost touch. Keep in mind, this was way before social media. We actually had to write letters…with pen and paper (gasp!). Our lives went on. Then, 22 years later out of the blue, I got a Facebook message from her. She was coming to the States!
As soon as we first saw each other after 2+ decades, it was like time had never passed. Our friendship picked right up where we left off.
Of course, the food blogger in me begged her to share some of her favorite Danish recipes. My family quickly fell in love with her Danish meatballs (recipe to come soon) and these Danish Bacon Fried Apples knows as Æbleflæsk in Denmark.
How’s that for a fancy word?!
The flavors are simple, yet perfect when they are layered upon each other. We enjoyed this recipe as a side dish to our Danish meatballs, but in Denmark, it can be served as an open-faced sandwich on some dark rye bread.
If you can’t find dark rye bread (I had a hard time), you can use Pumpernickel.
I’m sharing this recipe as part of Bacon Month! Yep…an entire month full of BACON! If you missed my previous Bacon Month recipes, make sure you check these out:
Last year, I shared these recipes during Bacon Month:
For all of you bacon addicts out there, as part of Bacon Month we are sharing bacon recipes every Tuesday and Friday in August. So stay tuned – there’s lots more bacon-y deliciousness to come! Here are some of the other bacon recipes being shared today:
Bacon Chocolate Chunk Blondies With Salted Chocolate Caramel from Cooking in Stilettos
Bacon & Egg Stuffed Baked Potatoes from Love Bakes Good Cakes
Bell Pepper & Bacon Cheese Ball from Bread Booze Bacon
Spicy Bacon Whiskey Soda from Nomageddon
Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Grilled Tomatoes from Hey Grill, Hey
Jalapeno Popper Mac & Cheese from A Dash of Sanity
Chocolate Caramel Bacon Milkshake from Around My Family Table
Bacon Waffle S’mores from A Simple Pantry
Skillet Breakfast Potatoes & Bacon from Kleinworth & Co.
Bacon Potato Salad from Forking Up
Maple Bacon Cheesecake from Ashlee Marie
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Danish Bacon Fried Apples
- 1 pound bacon
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 4 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced
- 1 onion, thinly sliced
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- Pumpernickel Rye bread
- Preheat pan over medium high heat; add vegetable oil.
- Cook bacon until crispy.
- Remove bacon and drain on paper towels; reserve 2 tablespoons of bacon fat.
- Add onions and apples to skillet and season with salt; cook until apples have slightly broken down, about 8-10 minute.
- Stir in brown sugar and let caramelize, about 3 minutes.
- Meanwhile chop bacon into bite sized pieces.
- Remove apples and top with chopped bacon.
- Serve immediately.