Recipe: Apple Sauce With Bacon (Æbleflæsk)

This is a wonderful specialty we eat at Christmas time. It is a regional dish, and is prepared differently in different parts of Denmark. This a family recipe, passed to me from my mother.

Serves 4
    •2 pounds apple, fresh and very sour, we call them "food apples," not Granny Smiths
    •1 cup water
    •1 to 2 tablespoons sugar
    •3 sprigs fresh thyme
    •300 grams of apple-smoked bacon
    •salt and freshly ground pepper Peel and dice the apples. Put the apples, water, sugar, and thyme into a large saucepan, bring to a boil, and then reduce to simmer for 20 minutes or until it is like a thick apple sauce.

Cut the bacon into cubes. Fry the bacon until golden, then take 1 tbsp of the bacon fat and add to the apple sauce, season the applesauce with salt and pepper.

Eat warm with rye bread.

Presented by

Trina Hahnemann

Trina Hahnemann has worked as a chef since the early 1990s. Cooking has always been close to her heart. Since childhood Trina has cooked for friends and family.

In 1995 Trina acquired her first catering company that specialized in on-tour catering to the rock music and film businesses. Trina has catered for artists such as Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Soundgarden, Elton John, Pink Floyd, Tina Turner, Rolling Stones, and a lot of Danish bands.

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