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Apple Salad with Candied Bacon and Goat Cheese

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Quick Facts

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cook Time: 10 min.
Total: 25 min.
Toasted walnuts, peppery arugula, and creamy goat cheese mingle with crisp bacon and apples—this salad hits every flavor note!


  • 6 slices bacon, diced
  • 1 Tbs maple syrup
  • 1 Tbs brown sugar
  • 3 Honeycrisp apples, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup walnut halves, toasted
  • 4 oz goat cheese, cubed
  • 3 cups baby arugula
  • Dressing2 Tbs maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil


  • 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 parchment paper.
  • Combine apples, walnuts, goat cheese ,and arugula in a large bowl.
  • Whisk together dressing ingredients and toss with salad. Garnish with bacon.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 324
  Calories from Fat 211 (65%)
(37%)Total Fat 24g
(32%)Saturated Fat 6g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
(6%)Cholesterol 19mg
(12%)Sodium 280mg
(7%)Potassium 237mg
Total Carbohydrate 21g
(10%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 16g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(18%)Protein 9g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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