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Apple, Bacon & Blue Cheese Salad with Apple Vinaigrette

My favourite salads are ones that have a lot going on. Different tastes and textures that help you forget you’re eating healthy. Crisp greens, tart apples, crunchy walnuts, salty bacon and smooth, creamy blue cheese make this one of my favourite salads. 

Apple, Bacon and Blue Cheese Salad with Apple Vinaigrette

Apple, Bacon & Blue Cheese Salad with Apple Vinaigrette
Serves 2
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
For the Salad
  1. 2-3 strips Thick Cut Bacon, cooked and cut into 1/2-inch pieces - Reserve rendered bacon fat
  2. 3 cups Baby Spinach Leaves
  3. 2 cups Arugula
  4. 1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  5. 1/2 cup Chopped Walnuts
  6. 1/3 cup Crumbled Blue Cheese
  7. Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper
For the Dressing
  1. Reserved Bacon Fat
  2. 2 tablespoons TASTE OF THE OKANAGAN APPLE CHUTNEY
  3. 2 tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
  4. 1-2 tablespoons Olive Oil
Instructions
  1. Cook the bacon until crisp and reserve the bacon fat.
  2. Whisk reserved bacon fat, apple cider vinegar, TASTE OF THE OKANAGAN APPLE CHUTNEY and olive oil together in a small bowl, and set aside. Depending on how much fat was rendered from your bacon, you may or may not need to add some extra olive oil. Taste your dressing before adding to your salad to make sure.
  3. Combine the spinach, arugual, bacon, apple, and walnuts in a large salad bowl. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Whisk the dressing again, pour over the salad and toss to combine. Add the blue cheese and a little extra cracked black pepper and toss again. Serve immediately.
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Apple Cheddar Grilled Cheese Sandwich

A classic apple pairing and a snack-time favourite come together in this tasty, tasty sandwich. The crisp, crunch of the tart apples, and the melty, goodness of the sharp cheddar make a delightful change from your average grilled cheese. 

Apple Cheddar Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Apple Cheddar Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Serves 1
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 slices Thick-cut Country Style White Bread
  2. 1 tbsp TASTE OF THE OKANAGAN APPLE CHUTNEY
  3. 45g Aged Cheddar Cheese, sliced thinly or grated
  4. ¼ Granny Smith Apple, thinly sliced
  5. Room temperature Butter
Instructions
  1. Preheat a skillet over medium heat. Alternatively, you can use a panini press if you have one.
  2. Lay bread slices flat on work surface. Spread TASTE OF THE OKANAGAN APPLE CHUTNEY on one slice, top with thinly sliced apples and aged cheddar cheese. Top with second slice of bread and sandwich together.
  3. Spread room-temperature butter on the upward-facing side of the sandwich, then flip that side down into the pan. Butter the other side.
  4. Cook, flipping once, until bread is golden and cheese is completely melted. If sandwich is getting dark too quickly, reduce heat.
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Savoury Stuffed Apples

February is Apple month and we’ve put together some great apple recipes to help celebrate all month long. First up are these Savoury Baked Apples, made with pork sausage and Apple Chutney. They make a great side dish for roast chicken or pork, and can easily be made up to 24 hours ahead, then just pop them in the oven with your roast.

Savoury Stuffed Apples

Savoury Stuffed Apples
Serves 4
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
50 min
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
50 min
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
Ingredients
  1. 4 Fuji apples (or other good baking apples)
  2. 2 Italian sausage links
  3. 1 cup cubed fresh bread
  4. 1/4 cup TASTE OF THE OKANAGAN APPLE CHUTNEY
  5. 3 Tbsp. pine nuts
  6. 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh rosemary
  7. Olive Oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  2. Remove sausage from casings and break apart in a medium bowl.
  3. Add bread, TASTE OF THE OKANAGAN APPLE CHUTNEY, pine nuts and rosemary.
  4. Cut the top quarter off of an apple. Use a spoon or a melon baller to scoop out the core of the apple along with some of the flesh, leaving ¼ to ½ inch around the edges. Repeat with remaining apples. Arrange apples in a baking dish.
  5. Divide the sausage mixture among the apples, squashing it gently so that it all fits. The stuffing will be mounded above the apples. Drizzle each mound of stuffing with ¼ teaspoon of olive oil.
  6. Bake until the apples are tender, 50-60 minutes.
Notes
  1. If you wish to save the apple tops, bake them separately so that the stuffing gets crispy. Add the apple tops back when serving.
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Sausage & Apple Chutney Pies

Fall flavours abound in these flakey sausage and apple chutney hand pies. Sweet italian sausage, and smoked gouda cheese combined with our apple chutney make these pies perfect for the cooler weather on the way. They can be eaten as a main meal or a quick snack pretty much any time of day. 

Sausage and Apple Chutney Pies

Sausage and Apple Chutney Pies
Yields 12
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
45 min
Ingredients
  1. 3 sheets puff pastry (1 1/2 boxes)
  2. 1 lbs sausage
  3. 1/2 large onion, diced
  4. 1 clove garlic, minced
  5. 1/2 cup smoked gouda cheese
  6. 1/4 cup TASTE OF THE OKANAGAN APPLE CHUTNEY plus more for serving
  7. 1 egg
Instructions
  1. Thaw puff pastry according to package directions.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°.
  3. Heat one tablespoon oil in a large pan and add onion. Cook until translucent. Add sausage and garlic. As sausage cooks, break into very small pieces. Cook until sausage is no longer pink. Strain off any excess grease.
  4. in a bowl combine sausage mixture, TASTE OF THE OKANAGAN APPLE CHUTNEY and cheese. Stir until all ingredients are evenly distributed.
  5. Roll each thawed puff pastry sheet into approx. a 13"x13" square and cut into 4 quarters.
  6. Spoon 1/12 of the mixture onto the corner of one square and fold over to form triangle.
  7. Using a fork pinch edges to secure filling inside.
  8. Repeat to make 12 triangles.
  9. In a small bowl, whisk egg with 1 tablespoon of water.
  10. Brush each triangle with egg wash and transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  11. Bake in preheated oven for approximately 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  12. Serve with extra chutney for dipping.
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Apple Bacon Slaw

Apples and pork are a delicious combination and this Apple Bacon Slaw is no exception. It’s light, and crisp and full of flavour.

Apple Bacon Slaw

Apple Bacon Slaw
Serves 4
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
15 min
For the Slaw
  1. 4 pieces of bacon, chopped
  2. 2 apples julienned
  3. 2 carrots julienned
  4. handful parsley, chopped
For the Dressing
  1. 2 tbsp of TASTE OF THE OKANAGAN APPLE CHUTNEY
  2. 4 tbsp bacon grease
  3. 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
Instructions
  1. Cook bacon in a small pan until crisp. Reserve grease for dressing and set bacon aside to cool.
  2. Mix apples, carrots, and parsley together in a medium bowl.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together TASTE OF THE OKANAGAN APPLE CHUTNEY, reserved bacon grease and apple cider vinegar.
  4. Toss dressing with slaw and add crispy bacon just before serving.
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