Cheesy Apply Bacon Grits
2 lb. bacon, cut into 1⁄4 strips
6 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and diced
3 cups old fashioned grits
12 cups water
1 tsp. salt
fresh ground pepper, to taste
2 tbsp. butter
3 cups sharp cheddar cheese
1⁄2 cup maple syrup
1. In a heated Copper Chef pan, cook the bacon until nice and crispy. Remove from pan and drain fat but keep about 4 tbsp. of fat in the pan. Set bacon aside. Add apples and sauté for about 8 minutes or until soft.
2. Add the water and bring to a simmer. Slowly stir in the grits. Reduce heat to low and cook for 20 minutes, stirring continuously.
3. When grits are done, remove from heat and stir in butter and cheese.
4. Plate, then crumble the bacon and sprinkle it on top.
Eric’s Tip: What I love about this recipe is that you can use almost any cheese. I’ve used bleu, brie and goat cheese with amazing results.You can also substitute ripe pears if they are in season.