Apple Cheddar Bacon Scones are fluffy, buttery scones made with sweet apples, a tang of cheddar cheese, and a salty finish of smoky bacon. Thank you Pork.org for sponsoring this post.
A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to experience a tour of several pork farms in my great home state of Michigan, with my friends at Pork.org. One of the segments included a pork fabrication demonstration by Chef Neel Sahini. During which, we saw how pork is broken down into the cuts that we’re familiar with as consumers.
Naturally, I gravitated to the pork belly/bacon part of the fabricating demo. I learned that by removing the meatiest part of the pork belly, the result is a tasty skirt steak. However, the cut also results in no bacon, which is tragic. Bacon is Everything.
I don’t need a sales pitch when it comes to bacon. Bacon adds flair to just about every dish, such as this lighter loaded baked potato soup, as well as broccoli bacon carbonara. I also enjoy the hint of smokiness that bacon gives to traditionally sweet applications, such as homemade bacon butter toffee. I know it sounds odd, but that salty touch of smoky flavor compliments sweet and savory dishes alike.
That complimentary bacon-y flavor is the keystone for which my recipe for Apple Cheddar Bacon Scones is built around. These Apple Cheddar Bacon Scones are to. die. for. Fluffy, buttery scones with sweet apple chunks, a little zip of cheddar cheese, and that smoky, salty finish of bacon is a delicious blend of flavors that is sure to please. These scones are a delicious start to the day, mid-day snack, or tea time treat.
Try these Apple Cheddar Bacon Scones for a delightful sweet and salty snack!