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Frisee Salad with Roasted Apples and Bacon

With such an explosion of well balanced flavors, you simply must try our Frisee Salad with Roasted Apples and Bacon recipe today!

Frisee Salad with Roasted Apples and Bacon


  • 1 head frisée, outer leaves removed
  • 2 large apples (Braeburn or Fuji), peeled, cored, and cut into ¼-inch-thick slices
  • 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon salt plus more to taste
  • ½ teaspoon pepper plus more to taste
  • 1 leek, very thinly sliced
  • 3 Tbsp. sherry vinegar
  • 4 slices thick-cut bacon, cut crosswise into ¼-inch- wide strips


  1. Preheat oven to 400C.
  2. In a small bowl, combine apples, olive oil, syrup, salt, and pepper. Toss to coat, then transfer apple slices to a nonstick baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
  3. Stir, then continue to cook until golden brown and tender, 10 to 15 minutes more. Set aside.
  4. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine leeks and vinegar. Set aside.
  5. In a heavy frying pan over medium heat, cook bacon until crisp and brown, about 7 minutes; drain on paper towels.
  6. Pour off all but 3 tbsp. of the accumulated bacon fat and return pan to low heat.
  7. Remove shallots from vinegar, reserving shallots, and add vinegar to hot bacon fat, whisking until dressing is emulsified.
  8. Arrange frisée in a bowl and add apples, bacon pieces, and leeks. Pour warm dressing over greens and toss to coat. Serve immediately.

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