Apple Salad with Candied Bacon and Goat Cheese

Yields4 Servings

Ingredients
 6 slices bacon, diced
 1 tbsp maple syrup
 1 tbsp brown sugar
 3 honeycrisp apples, cut into one-inch dice
 ½ cup walnut halves, toasted
 4 oz goat cheese, cubed
 3 cups baby arugula
Dressing:
 2 tbsp maple syrup
 ¼ cup cider vinegar
 ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

Directions
1

Fry bacon until crisp, then drain off most of fat. Add maple syrup and brown sugar to pan, cook and stir until bacon is well coated with melted sugar. Remove from pan onto Silpat or parchment paper.

2

Combine remaining salad ingredients in a large bowl.

3

Whisk together dressing ingredients and toss with salad. Garnish with bacon.

Source: MI Apple Committee

Ingredients

Ingredients
 6 slices bacon, diced
 1 tbsp maple syrup
 1 tbsp brown sugar
 3 honeycrisp apples, cut into one-inch dice
 ½ cup walnut halves, toasted
 4 oz goat cheese, cubed
 3 cups baby arugula
Dressing:
 2 tbsp maple syrup
 ¼ cup cider vinegar
 ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

Directions

Directions
1

Fry bacon until crisp, then drain off most of fat. Add maple syrup and brown sugar to pan, cook and stir until bacon is well coated with melted sugar. Remove from pan onto Silpat or parchment paper.

2

Combine remaining salad ingredients in a large bowl.

3

Whisk together dressing ingredients and toss with salad. Garnish with bacon.

Apple Salad with Candied Bacon and Goat Cheese