• 2 Ratings

Add to your homemade tart recipe repertoire with this sweet, salty, and cheesy creation! If you like apple pie with cheddar cheese, you'll love this bacon apple tart.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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  • In a large skillet cook bacon until crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain, reserving drippings. Crumble bacon and chill until needed. Reserve 2 tablespoons bacon drippings; chill for 1 hour or until firm (or omit drippings and use 2 tablespoons additional shortening).

  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. For tart pastry, in a medium bowl combine flour and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening and chilled drippings until pea-size. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the water over part of the mixture; gently toss with a fork. Push the moistened flour mixture to side of bowl. Repeat moistening flour, gradually adding water until flour mixture begins to come together. Gather pastry into a ball, kneading gently just until it holds together.

  • On a lightly floured surface, use your hands to slightly flatten pastry. Roll pastry into a 13-inch circle. Transfer pastry to prepared baking sheet, being careful not to stretch pastry (pastry may hang over edges slightly).

  • In small saucepan melt apple jelly over medium heat. In a large bowl combine apple slices, half of the bacon, and the melted jelly. Spoon into the center of pastry, leaving a two- to three-inch border. Fold the pastry border up and over the filling, pleating the pastry to fit.

  • Brush the pastry with milk and sprinkle with sugar. Place tart on the center oven rack. Place a large baking sheet on the rack below the tart. Cover tart loosely with foil. Bake 15 minutes. Remove foil; bake 15 minutes more. Sprinkle filling with the remaining bacon and the cheese. Bake 10 to 15 minutes more or until pastry is golden and apples are tender. Cool 1 hour before serving. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

294 calories; 16 g total fat; 5 g saturated fat; 3 g polyunsaturated fat; 6 g monounsaturated fat; 14 mg cholesterol; 195 mg sodium. 108 mg potassium; 33 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber; 12 g sugar; 6 g protein; 1 g trans fatty acid; 97 IU vitamin a; 2 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 2 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 45 mcg folate; 116 mcg vitamin b12; 58 mg calcium; 1 mg iron;


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