Roasted Apples and Onions with Thyme and Bacon

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Roasted Apples and Onions with Thyme and Bacon
Yes, that is bacon, frying in butter!
WARNING!, the following post does contain a recipe that has you frying bacon in butter.

We have been a bit busy here in our little corner of the world. One of the reasons for so many slow cooker recipes, there will probably be more slow cooker recipes to come, trust me on that, because.....

We had a three-part plan, which went something like this:

1. Purchase a lightly used, small enough for just the two of us (as well as much easier to maneuver)    motor home.

2. Sell our home.

3. Buy a home at the coast that will be for retirement.

But none of that worked.

No matter how hard we tried.

I can see now; that it was not the best plan, and as these things go, a better plan came about. As it turns out, in our current real estate market, no one wanted our lovely home with the beautiful gardens in the backyard.

So it was time to revamp the plan, by taking a better look around us. And a different viewpoint.

Then the weather cooled and RV prices were dropping and, we bought one.

While our home was not on any realtors "hot sheet" it was desired by a sweet couple who wanted and needed more room. So we struck a deal with them: sell their house, and we will swap equity. They can have a larger home, and we can continue on with our future plans.

Today we will accept an offer on the house up for sale, and get our move on!

But for now, let's get back to this special recipe. Terry found this one in the December 2015 issue of SAVEUR magazine.

For this recipe, we had to do a bit of shopping. While our motto is cook with what you have, we did not have slab bacon. Quickly remedied, when we went to the market. We purchased jowl bacon, while the recipe calls for belly bacon. But I think it will taste just fine.

Roasted Apples and Onions with Thyme and Bacon, ready to serve.
Roasted Apples and Onions with Thyme and Bacon

Roasted Apples and Onions with Thyme and Bacon
adapted from: SAVEUR
a stovetop and a 400-degree oven

5-6 large apples (SAVEUR recommends Gala or Braeburn about 2 1/2 pounds)
2 yellow onions, thinly sliced
1 pound slab bacon, sliced into 8 or more thick slices
2 T butter
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1 T fresh thyme leaves, crumbled OR  1 t dried thyme leaves, crumbled

Season bacon with salt and pepper on both sides. Melt butter in a 12-inch skillet (we used cast iron) add bacon cook, until golden. Set bacon aside. Drain off fat to a small heatproof bowl.

Using the same skillet, add onions and saute until golden, adding back the reserved butter/bacon fat as needed. Sprinkle with the thyme, and toss with the apples.

Place apple/onion mixture in 9X13 pan. Bake at 400 degrees 10 minutes, stir once, continue baking 10 more minutes.

Remove from oven, gently push to the side of the pan, add bacon. Return to the oven to bake an additional 10 minutes.


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  1. Your warning is too funny! Wow ... you have a bunch of changes coming up. Best of luck on this phase of your life!!

  2. I think a dish of creamy mashed potatoes would make this into a perfect meal. I think I will try this with sage rather then thyme. Good job, Terry. --Rocquie

  3. Love that warning! And love this dish -- so interesting and flavorful. Fun post -- thanks so much.

  4. I'm so glad your plans are coming together, Melynda! Your Roasted Apples and Onions with Thyme and Bacon looks absolutely delicious. Frying bacon in butter sounds like an amazing idea to me! I know it's not the sort of thing you can do every day, but for a treat - oh my that would be tasty! I'm using my slow cooker more and more these days, it frees me up to work on my cookbook uninterrupted!! Thank you so much for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Hop.

  5. What a great recipe and thanks so much for sharing it with us at Full Plate Thursday! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving and come back to see us real soon.
    Miz Helen


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