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Sweet Apple & Bacon Puffs

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Sweet Apple and Bacon Puffs

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2009-10-08 Appetizer
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This appetizer has sweet and savory. The Gorgonzola pairs nicely with the apple and the bacon pairs nicely with the pomegranate glaze.

  • Servings: 6 to 8

Ingredients:

2 Medium Apples, cut into 8ths
8 slices Thin Cut Bacon, cut in half
2 Tbsp Unsalted Butter
¼ cup Brown Sugar
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
½ tsp Ground Nutmeg
½ tsp Ground Ginger
¼ tsp Kosher Salt
6 oz Gorgonzola Cheese
8 oz Pomegranate Juice
½ pkg Puff Pastry, thawed
Toothpicks, soaked in water
Grapeseed Oil or Cooking Spray

Directions:

Roll out puff pastry onto a lightly floured surface and slice into 16 rectangles. Bake according to package directions in a preheated oven. Remove from oven and pop a hole into the top of each one with your finger. Set aside. Place the butter in a sauce pan over medium high flame. Once hot, add apples and all of the spices, brown sugar and salt. Stir well and cook until apples just begin to soften, approximately 4-6 minutes. Remove apples from the sauce pan and place into a separate container to cool slightly.

Pour pomegranate juice directly into the spiced brown sugar that was just used to flavor the apples. Cook for 7-10 minutes or until the glaze is thick and has reduced. Remove from heat.

While glaze reduces, lay bacon strips down on a flat surface. Top each one with an apple slice and a bit of Gorgonzola. Wrap bacon tightly around apple and cheese, pinning it closed with a toothpick. Sprinkle a bit of grapeseed oil or spray cooking spray on an indoor grill pan and fill with apple parcels. Cook, turning when necessary, until bacon is done, approximately 3-5 minutes.

Remove toothpicks and set each apple slice on top of the puff pastry and serve drizzled with pomegranate glaze.