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Recipe: Blue Cheese And Apple With Bacon

Pork and apples are often served together in Denmark, especially in winter. In this recipe, crispy bacon and tart apple are complemented by sharp blue cheese as a variation on this traditional combination.

Lynda Balslev for NPR
Danish open-face sandwich, or smorrebrod: Blue Cheese And Apple With Bacon
Lynda Balslev for NPR

Makes 2

4 slices applewood-smoked bacon

Lightly salted European-style butter

2 pieces rye bread

Danish blue cheese

1 Granny Smith apple, halved, cored, thinly sliced

1/2 lemon

Fresh chives

Freshly ground black pepper

Fry bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crisp. Drain on a plate lined with paper towels. Spread rye bread with butter. Cut cheese in slices 1/4-inch thick and lay over bread. Rub apple slices with lemon half. Arrange apple slices over cheese. Snap each bacon slice in half. Arrange bacon over apples. Garnish with chives and freshly ground black pepper.