Introduction: Apple Bacon Roses

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A rose by any other name smells even sweeter when it is made from caramelized apples and bacon!

Step 1: Things You Will Need

Note: This recipe makes 3 apple bacon roses

1 Apple

6 strips of bacon

1/2 stick of butter

1/3 cup brown sugar

2 tsp Cinnamon

Baking rack (Important for draining excess grease while cooking)

Step 2: Preping Your Apples

1. Core your apples and slice them into thin wedges about 1/8 inch thick. Make sure to cut them the right thickness. If you cut them too large, they will not fold well later on. If you cut them too thin, they will shrink and shrivel when cooked.

2.Melt Butter in a pan, then cook your apples on a low/medium heat until they are golden brown and are able to bend easily without breaking

3. Next add the brown sugar and cinnamon. Stir the ingredients until everything is mixed evenly, then set aside.

Step 3: Wrapping Your Roses

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees

2. Lay your strip of bacon out on a flat work surface (You can do this in an assembly line fashion to speed things up a bit). Lay a second strip over the first so that about 1/3 of the original piece is covered.

3. Place apple wedges onto the strips of bacon so that the hump sets slightly higher than the bacon. Add additional apple wedges so they overlap each other about half way. Do this until there is about 2 inches of uncovered bacon left.

4. Carefully roll the bacon up, while gently keeping the apple pieces tucked in place. When the roll is finished, Place it upright and lightly push the apple pieces down, until you get a nice looking flower.

5. place assembled roses onto your baking rack, Then bake in oven for an hour and 10 minutes.

6. When they are done, take them out and let them cool for a few minutes, then coat them with the leftover butter and brown sugar if you like. (they look nicer without it, but taste better with it. It's your call).

7. Serve up your roses like a champ!


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