Serve this side dish with ham or pork roast
½ Pound Back Bacon
1 basket or 1 3 lb bag of apples peeled, cored and cut into quarters
Sugar to taste
Cut bacon into bite-sized chunks and brown. Slice quarter apples
into pot with browned bacon. If apples are sticking, add a little water.
Cook to chunky consistency then add sugar to taste.
Can be frozen, serve hot with pork or ham.
When I first told Walker about this Danish favourite, he wondered why anyone would ever mix apples and bacon, but he decided to make it anyway, since he'd promised me a DANISH Christmas dinner. Besides this we had pork roast, and red cabbage. In a few minutes, Walker's going to whip up some Danish rice pudding for dessert.
Walker happily ate the red cabbage and the pork smoothered in gravy, and finally decied to sample the abelflisk. HE LOVED IT!!!!!!!! He absolutely LOVED it, and decided then and there that whenever there was a pot luck, we'd bring a big bowl of it. It was totally different than anything he'd ever had before.
As luck would have it, there was a little bit of the stuff left after, along with some of the red cabbage. Since the dinner at the Presbyterian church would be pot luck, we decided to bring some. We had the Danish meal for lunch, and then had dinner at the church about an hour later, because Walker's boss made him work on Christmas eve. Two meals in two hours was really something. We're both stuffed.
We took the leftover abelflisk and red cabbage to the church, and both dishes were a BIG hit. When people asked where to find the recipe, I told them about my cookbook.
Now I hear the blender going in the kitchen Walker is whipping the cream, and we're going to have rice pudding soon.
I'm so glad I married a man who loves to cook as much as I love to eat.
For more Danish recipes click here to see my cookbook.
Merry Christmas to all.