Starter Recipes > Apple Rings with Cheese and Bacon

This recipe is part of the November 2007 Recipes Menu

Starter - Apple Rings with Cheese and Bacon
Main Course - Rabbit Casserole with Lentils and Mushrooms
Dessert - Plum Gingerbread Pudding

How to make apple rings with cheese and bacon:
A tasty starter that combines the flavours of bacon, apple and cheese.


Apple Rings with Bacon and Cheese
2 medium sweet apples (enough for 4 apple rings)
8 rashers unsmoked back bacon
Emmental cheese, sliced
black pepper
2 spring onions, finely chopped
1 large tomato, finely chopped and deseeded
1 tablespoon butter
(see measure conversions for more information)


- Grill the bacon until really crisp.
- Chop bacon up into small pieces and put into a bowl.
- Cut four good rings from the apples, leaving the peel on.
- Remove the core from the four rings.
- Gently fry the apple rings in the butter until they are lightly coloured and slightly soft.
- Add to the bacon the tomato and spring onions.
- Season with black pepper.
- Place the apple rings on a greased, shallow oven proof dish.
- Pile the bacon mix in the centre of each apple ring.
- Top with several thin slices of Emmental.
- Put under a hot grill until the cheese melts and colours slightly.
- Serve with a crisp green salad.