Bacon jam adds smokiness to these sweet-and-salty 5 ingredient appetizers!
Looking for a simple appetizer for your next dinner party? Look no further! These beauties are crazy delicious and can be ready in a snap!
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Have you tried bacon jam? It’s such a fun, sweet-and-salty condiment that can be added to so many different recipes. You can buy it or make your own – either way, this is a fun addition to your pantry, and a fun ingredient to talk about when your friends and family ask what that awesome flavor is.
I’ve been coming up with all sorts of ways to use bacon jam lately. It has a really deep, smoky flavor that is great in both sweet and savory applications.
For this recipe, I wanted something simple that I could throw together quickly as a last minute dinner party appetizer. It only requires a few ingredients, and it’s a great way to use up some of the fall apple picking bounty.
This one was a real winner – it had the perfect balance of sweet and salty, all wrapped up in a buttery, fluffy croissant.
Everything gets nice and melty in the oven, and that flaky pastry makes each bite absolutely heavenly. And they’re so easy to put together! Just unfold your croissant dough, spread with jam, sprinkle with cheese (I like a nice sharp cheddar here), sprinkle on a little bit of green onion, top it with a thin slice of apple, and roll it up!
It makes fantastic party food, and you can easily double (or triple!) the recipe to suit your needs.
I used the original flavor of this this bacon jam, and croissant dough from Trader Joe’s.
Make sure you slice your apples fairly thinly so they get nice and tender during the baking time. This would work with any variety of apple that you enjoy – or even a mix of a few types of apples.
Pears would be a great choice as well – play around with it and have fun with your fillings!
Looking for more ways to use apples? Check out some of our favorite recipes:
- French Cheese + Caramelized Onion Crostini Trio
- Baked Apple Spice Donuts with Maple Frosting + Pumpkin Granola
- Carrot Apple Ginger Refresher
- Bacon and Caramelized Onion Jam Naan Pizza with Gorgonzola and Apples
- Camembert and Apple Panini with Coarse Ground Mustard and Mixed Greens
- Fresh Beet, Apple, Carrot, Orange Cucumber Juice
- Fruit Salad
- White Sangria
- Green and Orange Smoothie
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