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Sometimes you are in the mood for something a little different and this Chunky Bacon & Apple Cheddar bread certainly fits that order.

Chunky Bacon & Apple Cheddar Bread from Cosmopolitan Cornbread


While this quick bread has apples in it, it is not a sweet bread, but rather a savory bread.

A slice of this bread pairs perfectly with a roasted chicken instead of ordinary rolls.

To begin, preheat your oven to 350°(F).

Grease an 8.5 x 4.5 inch loaf pan and set it aside for now.

Cook 5 slices of turkey or beef bacon with 2 tablespoons of butter. I prefer apple wood or pecan wood smoked, but use whatever you like. When the bacon is cooked, place it on a plate that is lined with paper towels, but reserve the drippings.

NOTE: I now use turkey or beef bacon, and add a little butter to cook it in, since they are much leaner than pork.

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Pour the drippings into a measuring cup and add enough extra virgin olive oil to measure 1/3 cup. Set that aside for now.

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In a bowl, combine 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, 1 tablespoon of baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon of fine salt, and 1/8 teaspoon of cayenne pepper. Stir these together and set aside.

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In your mixing bowl, beat 3 eggs, 1/3 cup milk, and the drippings & oil blend together. Add in your dry ingredients and mix until jut combined. Dice a Honeycrisp (or Granny Smith) apple, cut the bacon into strips and shred 2/3 cup of sharp cheddar cheese. Add these all to the mixing bowl and stir them into the thick batter.

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Spread the batter into your loaf pan. Bake for 40 minutes and then carefully cover the loaf with a sheet of aluminum foil to prevent over browning. Bake another 10-15 minutes or until the loaf tests done when a wooden pick is inserted into the center.

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Cool the bread in the pan on a wire rack for about 10 minutes. Then remove it from the pan and cool completely.

Chunky Bacon & Apple Cheddar Bread from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Slice and serve.  Enjoy!

Chunky Bacon & Apple Cheddar Bread from Cosmopolitan Cornbread
Chunky Bacon & Apple Cheddar Bread from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Chunky Bacon and Apple Cheddar Bread

Constance Smith – Cosmopolitan Cornbread
While this quick bread has apples in it, it is not a sweet bread, but rather a savory. A slice of this bread pairs perfectly with a roasted chicken instead of ordinary rolls. (This is made with beef or turkey bacon, pork-free)
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Breads, Quick Breads
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 272 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 5 slices thick cut bacon, turkey or beef
  • 2 Tb butter
  • extra virgin olive oil, see instructions
  • 1 3/4 c all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tb baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 c milk
  • 1 apple, diced (Honeycrisp or Granny Smith)
  • 2/3 c shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Instructions
 

  • To begin, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8.5 x 4.5 inch loaf pan and set it aside for now.
  • Cook the turkey or beef bacon with the butter. When the bacon is cooked, place it on a plate that is lined with paper towels, but reserve the drippings.
  • Pour the drippings into a measuring cup and add enough extra virgin olive oil to measure 1/3 cup. Set that aside for now.
  • In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and cayenne pepper. Stir these together and set aside.
  • In your mixing bowl, beat the eggs, milk, and the drippings & oil blend together. Add in your dry ingredients and mix until jut combined. Dice the apple, cut the bacon into strips, and shred the sharp cheddar cheese. Add these all to the mixing bowl and stir them into the thick batter.
  • Spread the batter into your loaf pan. Bake for 40 minutes and then carefully cover the loaf with a sheet of aluminum foil to prevent over browning. Bake another 10-15 minutes or until the loaf tests done when a wooden pick is inserted into the center.
  • Cool the bread in the pan on a wire rack for about 10 minutes. Then remove it from the pan and cool completely.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1cCalories: 272kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 13gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 97mgSodium: 610mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3g

Nutritional information is auto-generated and the accuracy is not guaranteed.

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Note: I no longer eat pork, however I am leaving recipes like this one up for those who enjoy it. Many pork recipes can be easily converted to turkey or chicken recipes, with little or even no other changes. Recipes with bacon or sausage can use alternatives like beef or turkey bacon. Many of those recipes are being updated with the changes. Article: Why I Quit Eating Pork

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