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All you need is four ingredients: apples, sugar, ice cream and bacon. Yeah, I'm writing about bacon again. As Bittman writes, those of you who have either intentionally or mistakenly eaten bacon and maple syrup know, the smoke and salt of bacon goes great with sweet. (It's one of my favorite combos--as I wrote in my post, "Make Me a Match" from October.
Bittman says to cook the bacon and then add sugar to give a crunchy, caramelization to the meat. Cook the apple in the bacon fat with some more sugar and then serve with ice cream. As he says, "I don't see this as a trend, but it's pretty great as a one-shot deal." Read his article for more details on how to make this. I'm going to have to try it soon.