Roasted apples and celery root (celeriac) with a maple-bacon glaze make a perfect fall side dish. If you can't find pure maple syrup, use an equal amount of brown sugar plus 1 tablespoon of water in Step 3.
Nutrition per serving may change if servings are adjusted.
1 large celery root (celeriac), about 1½ pounds, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
¼ teaspoon salt
2 apples, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 slices bacon, chopped
¼ cup pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme or rosemary or ¼ teaspoon dried
Preheat oven to 450°F.
Toss celery root with oil, pepper and salt and spread on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast until starting to brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Add apples, toss gently and continue roasting until the apples and celery root are tender, 6 to 10 minutes more.
Meanwhile, cook bacon in a medium skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until just crispy. Remove to a paper-towel-lined plate with a slotted spoon; discard all but 2 teaspoons of the bacon fat. Add maple syrup to the fat in the pan and bring to a boil, scraping up the browned bits. Add the cooked bacon and thyme (or rosemary). When the celery root and apples are tender, gently toss them with the maple-bacon glaze and roast for about 5 minutes more.
Shopping Tip: Choose unbruised, firm apples with smooth skin. Store for up to 4 months in the refrigerator.
Cut Down on Dishes: A rimmed baking sheet is great for everything from roasting to catching accidental drips and spills. For effortless cleanup and to keep your baking sheets in tip-top shape, line them with a layer of foil before each use.
240 calories;8 g fat(2 g sat); 5 g fiber; 40 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 15 mcg folate; 9 mg cholesterol; 24 g sugars; 12 g added sugars; 58 IU vitamin A; 16 mg vitamin C; 92 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 388 mg sodium; 611 mg potassium
Vitamin C (27% daily value)
Carbohydrate Servings: 2½
Exchanges: 3 vegetable, 1 fruit, 1 other carbohydrate, 1 fat)
This was really great, but it made a tiny amount, would double the apples and celery root.
September 19, 2013
By: EatingWell User
?Question? How is cooking with bacon fat healthy?
April 25, 2013
We were trying to find a way to use celeriac which we had received in a CSA share. This recipe was amazing! Loved the mix of flavors. We steamed sweet potatoes and ate this over them. Will fix this again and again!