Cheesy Bacon + Apple Croissants

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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Cheesy Bacon + Apple Croissants: Bacon jam adds smokiness to this sweet-and-salty 5 ingredient appetizer recipe. An easy apple-studded hors d'oeuvre that will be a hit at any fall party!

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.

Cheesy Bacon + Apple Croissants: Bacon jam adds smokiness to this sweet-and-salty 5 ingredient appetizer recipe. An easy apple-studded hors d'oeuvre that will be a hit at any fall party!

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.

Cheesy Bacon + Apple Croissants: Bacon jam adds smokiness to this sweet-and-salty 5 ingredient appetizer recipe. An easy apple-studded hors d'oeuvre that will be a hit at any fall party!

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!

Cheesy Bacon + Apple Croissants: Bacon jam adds smokiness to this sweet-and-salty 5 ingredient appetizer recipe. An easy apple-studded hors d'oeuvre that will be a hit at any fall party!

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Cheesy Bacon + Apple Croissants: Bacon jam adds smokiness to this sweet-and-salty 5 ingredient appetizer recipe. An easy apple-studded hors d'oeuvre that will be a hit at any fall party!

Cheesy Bacon + Apple Croissants

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  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: 8 Servings

Description

Bacon jam adds smokiness to these sweet-and-salty 5 ingredient appetizers!


Ingredients

  • 1 (8 ounce) can refrigerated croissant dough
  • 8 teaspoons bacon jam
  • 8 teaspoons shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 green onion, finely chopped
  • 8 thin slices apple

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven as directed on the croissant package (mine said 350°F).
  2. Separate the croissant dough into triangles. Spread 1 teaspoon bacon jam evenly on the surface of each triangle. Sprinkle each with 1 teaspoon cheddar and 1/8th of the green onion. Place an apple slice on the wide end of each triangle and roll up toward the narrow pointed end and press lightly to secure the tip.
  3. Place rolled croissants on a baking sheet 2 inches apart and bake as directed on the package (mine said 12-14 minutes) until golden brown. Remove from baking sheet with a spatula and transfer to a platter to serve. Enjoy!

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Cheesy Bacon + Apple Croissants: Bacon jam adds smokiness to this sweet-and-salty 5 ingredient appetizer recipe. An easy apple-studded hors d'oeuvre that will be a hit at any fall party!

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