3 granny smith apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1/2 cup apple cider or apple juice
5 slices of bacon, chopped
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup chopped pecans
Fry bacon in a heavy-bottomed skillet until crisp. Transfer bacon onto paper towels to drain. Leaving about 2 tbsp. bacon fat in the pan, add in butter, and melt over medium heat. Add in apples, tossing to coat with bacon fat and butter. Cook until apples are softened. Do not allow to brown Add in apple cider and cinnamon, and allow to cook over low heat for about 15 minutes. The apple sauce is done when the apples have broken down a bit, but are still chunky and textured. Mix in nuts and reserved bacon. Serve warm or cold.
bacon recipe courtesy of: Chef Squire, December 31, 2011