Try Zingerman’s spin on a classic American dessert with this recipe for Bacon Fried Apple Cobbler. The cobbler, made with apples sautéed in bacon fat, is topped with a biscuit crumble. Pair it with your favorite vanilla ice cream for an even sweeter bite.
How to Make Bacon Fried Apple Cobbler
3 whole apples, peeled and cut into wedges
3 oz. bacon fat
1 Tbsp. cinnamon
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
1 pinch salt
1 cup apple cider
3 slices stale bread (or biscuits)
3 Tbsp. brown sugar
½ Tbsp. cinnamon
2 Tbsp. butter, melted
Place all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until thoroughly combined.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a cast iron skillet or a heavy-bottomed pan, heat bacon fat. Add apples — the pan should be sizzling at this point. If not, increase heat. Cook until brown and caramelized.
Deglaze pan with apple cider, then add spices and sugar. Reduce heat by ½. (Taste for sweetness.)
Place in an oven-proof pan. Layer topping mixture liberally atop apple mix.
Cook in oven for about 20 minutes or until topping is browned and apples are bubbling.
Allow to cool and serve warm.