These Bacon Wrapped Apples are the 3 ingredient, simple, easy, and quick appetizer you need to add to your holiday spread. They take under 30 minutes and taste fabulous!
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About this Appetizer
If you’re on the hunt for a last minute, easy appetizer, these Bacon Wrapped Apples are it. Just 3 ingredients, 5 minutes to prep and they’re off to the oven before you get to sink your teeth into a juicy, savory bite sized appetizer perfect for the holidays.
These Bacon Wrapped apples are always a crowd favorite. The sweet and salty combo is irresistible and the hot honey topping results in a finger-licking experience.
- Apples - You want to choose a crispy apple like Opal, Honey Crispy, or Granny Smith so they don’t get soggy while baking.
- Bacon - I used Jimmy Dean Applewood Smoked Bacon. Thin sliced bacon is better so it can more easily wrap around each apple.
- Hot Honey - A little sweet and a little heat. This is the perfect way to pull together the contrasting flavors in this recipe.
See the recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.
How to Make This Recipe
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a large baking sheet with tinfoil. Place a wire rack on top of the baking sheet it *This is KEY when cooking bacon. It must be able to breathe and cook from each side.
2. Use an apple core to remove the pit from the apples.
3. venly slice each apple in half, then quarters. Each quarter should make 4 even slices of apples so you have 16 slices total between the two apples.
4. Use kitchen shears to cut every strip of bacon into 3 even pieces.
5. Once all 32 apples are wrapped in bacon and on the wire rack, drizzle with a small amount of hot honey. Bake for 30 minutes or until bacon is crispy. Pierce with a small toothpick prior to serving. Serve hot and enjoy!
These are definitely best served HOT and fresh out of the oven. Over time the juice from the apples will seep into the bacon and the bacon will get soggy. If you have leftovers, reheat under a broiler or in a toaster oven to preserve crispiness.
You want a crisp apple. I used Opal apples, but something like honey crisp or granny smith would also do. Avoid softer apples like Gala or Fuji. These will become much too mushy in the oven.
A rack is essential to ensure the bacon can crisp on all sides. If you do not have a rack, make one out of tinfoil. Fold as if you are making a paper fan, in a back and forth manner to create a zig zag piece that your apples can lay on. Watch this video on How to Make a Baking Rack for details. You may have to double up your tinfoil before folding to make it a little stronger if the apples are too heavy for the delicate wrap.
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Bacon Wrapped Apples Recipe
- Apple corer
- Cutting Board
- Kitchen shears
- Baking sheet
- Wire rack
- 2 crisp apples
- 12 oz bacon, I used Jimmy Dean Applewood Smoked
- 1 tbsp hot honey
- Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a large baking sheet with tinfoil. Place a wire rack on top of the baking sheet it
- Use an apple core to remove the pit from the apples. Evenly slice each apple in half, then quarters. Each quarter should make 4 even slices of apples so you have 16 slices total between the two apples.
- Use kitchen shears to cut every strip of bacon into 3 even pieces.
- Wrap every apple slice with one cut piece of bacon and place on the wire rack.
- Once all 32 apples are wrapped in bacon and on the wire rack, drizzle with a small amount of hot honey.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until bacon is crispy.
- Pierce with a small toothpick and transfer to a serving plate. Serve hot and enjoy!
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