In a classic Danish treatment, sweet red apples are roasted with onions, caramelized in bacon fat, and served under thick steaks of smoked belly bacon. Use a hearty baking apple, such as Braeburn or Gala, that will stand up to roasting and keep its shape while becoming tender and caramelized.
Featured in: An All-Night Danish Christmas Feast
- 4 tbsp. unsalted butter
- 1 whole (1-lb.) piece slab bacon, cut across the grain into eight 1/2-inch-thick slices
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 2 large yellow onions, thinly sliced lengthwise
- 1 tbsp. thyme leaves
- 2 1⁄2 lb. (about 6) medium sweet baking apples, cored and cut into 12 wedges each