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Apple-Bacon Collard Greens

Apples are bacon are 2 of my favorite ingredients to cook with when the days get shorter and the leaves start falling.

I love collard greens, but they can be a little bitter, depending on where they were grown. Using the sweet and smoky flavors of apples and bacon, I made a milder dish with plenty of flavor.

I made a finer chop of my greens, so the cooking time is a little less than I would use for a rough chop.


Apple-Bacon Collard Greens

Apple-Bacon Collard Greens

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes


  • 1 apple, diced
  • 5 strips of bacon, sliced
  • 1 bunch of collard greens, washed and chopped
  • 2 cups broth, ham, chicken, vegetable, or beef
  • salt
  • pepper


  1. Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add sliced bacon and chopped apple.
  3. Saute' 5-8 minutes.
  4. Add greens to pan over bacon and apple. Add broth.
  5. Cook 15-20 minutes, stirring often, until stems are tender.

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