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. Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2012

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  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees 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.

Nutrition Facts

240 calories; 8.4 g total fat; 2.3 g saturated fat; 9 mg cholesterol; 388 mg sodium. 611 mg potassium; 39.8 g carbohydrates; 4.9 g fiber; 24 g sugar; 4.2 g protein; 58 IU vitamin a iu; 16 mg vitamin c; 15 mcg folate; 92 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 40 mg magnesium; 12 g added sugar;

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Rating: 5 stars
This was really great but it made a tiny amount would double the apples and celery root. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
?Question? How is cooking with bacon fat healthy? Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Wonderful flavors! 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! Read More