RECIPE: Agriberry's Apple, Cheese, and Bacon Bites

Sara McCutchen, CSA Coordinator for Agriberry Farm, has generously shared this recipe for use by our members. There are plenty of great apples at their farm, but if you can’t make it out there, you can find them on our pages, too! We’ll deliver on Thursday, of course.

Choose a sweet apple for best results with this recipe: Honeycrisp, Gold Rush, Arkansas Black, Evercrisp, Snapdragon (a daughter apple to Honeycrisp), and Pink Lady would all work well. The rich cheese is perfect with the familiar sweetness of the fruit.

METHOD:

1. Cut each strip of thick sliced bacon into 4 equal parts (hint: I love using kitchen scissors to cut bacon.) Fry the strips until they are crispy.


2. Cut the apple into slices and remove the core. Once sliced, then toss them into a bowl with a bit of lemon juice and water to prevent browning.


3. Slice the Gouda (or a similar cheese) into portions that will fit onto the apples.


4. To assemble, place apple slices on plate, top with cheese, then bacon, then drizzle with honey and sprinkle with finely chopped fresh rosemary.


Crispy bacon and apple, with creamy, rich cheese in between--you'll love this!


MEMBER SHOPPING SUGGESTIONS: Check our FLF&LR pages for bacon, as our producers stock the best around when they have it. If you don't find bacon, try the Terra di Siena page for pancetta and rock this with a little Italian flair! You can also find some beautiful rich cheeses on our pages, with the right kind of flavor to complement the apples. Check both Caromont Farm and Twenty Paces. Read the descriptions to find something rich and delicious—maybe with a little age on it. Rosemary should be easy to find, since so many of our folks sell it year-round.


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Fall Line Farms and Local Roots opened in the fall of 2008 with one goal in mind, to help small farms through the challenging season ahead. Since then, we have grown and developed but never wavered from this basic focus.

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There is no minimum supply required for them to sell, allowing very small start up farms to grow and expand into a larger marketplace. We like to think of ourselves as an incubator for small sustainable farms.

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