Cabot Cheddar Apples, Crispy Bacon, Woodchuck Cider Caramel Recipe

Copy link

Cabot Cheddar Apples, Crispy Bacon, Woodchuck Cider Caramel Recipe

Cabot Cheddar Apples, Crispy Bacon, Woodchuck Cider Caramel.  This is the perfect Fall Comfort Food.  Hearty, cheesy and topped with Bacon! This recipe covers all the bases.  It is salty, sweet, and is a great alternative to sweet potatoes or yams.  If you are looking for a recipe to WOW your guests at Thanksgiving… here it is!!!  Cabot Cheddar is creamy, tangy and is balanced by the Sweet Woodchuck Cider Caramel, topped with Salty Bacon.  More Fall Recipes Coming soon at

3 pounds of Apples (Peeled, Cored, and Sliced into 1/4” slices)

½ pound Bacon, cooked (reserve Bacon Fat)

¼ cup All Purpose Flour

¼ cup Unsalted Butter

3 Cups Whole Milk

2 ½ Tablespoons Dijon Mustard

¼ teaspoon Cayenne Pepper

2 1/2 Cups Cabot Cheddar Cheese (Shredded or cubed)

Salt to taste

Chives for garnish

WoodChuck Cider Caramel

1 cup Woodchuck Cider Amber

1 Cup Granulated Sugar

1/2 Cup Unsalted butter, cubed

1/3 cup Heavy Cream

1. Place sugar in a non-stick pan and warm on low heat. Watch sugar as it browns and begins to caramelize. When all sugar is melted remove from heat. Slowly whisk in cubed butter. Whisk until dissolved.
2. Return to low heat and cook for 1 minute. Add heavy cream. Continue to whisk. Cook for an additional minute.
3. Add woodchuck cider and whisk until sauce is smooth. Cook for 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Cool.
4. Saute bacon until crisp. Remove bacon and chop into small bits. Pour bacon fat through a fine strainer to remove particles. Poor strained fat on sliced apples and toss. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
5. Bake apples for 15-20 minutes at 350F until tender but still “Al Dente”.
6. Melt ¼ cup butter in sauce pot. Add flour. Stir with a wooden spoon until looks wet sand. Cook while stirring for 2-3 more minutes. Warm milk.
7. Slowly add warm milk while whisking constantly. Stir between intervals and allow sauce to thicken. After all milk is added continue to stir for 5 minutes and allow sauce to thicken more.
8. Add Dijon mustard, cayenne and 1 teaspoon of salt.
9. Add ½ of the Cabot Cheddar Cheese. Whisk until melted.
10. Add remaining Cheese and whisk until melted. Taste and season with salt if necessary.
11. Toss Apples in Cheese sauce. Top with Bacon, drizzle with Woodchuck Caramel, and top with chives.

Follow On Social Media:

@cabotcheese and @woodchuckcider

Readers Also Liked:
Donuts Recipe

Donuts With Pomegranate Caramel – Excerpt From Kelis Cookbook

Melba’s Throwdown Fried Chicken Recipe

Copy link