2 servings
Photo: Rachel Johnson

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F. Add cubed apple to a bowl and sprinkle with lemon juice. Fill with water to cover and let stand 10 minutes. Drain liquid and discard.

Step 2

In a cast iron skillet over medium-low heat, slowly cook bacon to desired doneness. The slower the process, the more fat will render from the bacon for your vegetables. Remove bacon from pan and place on a paper towel-lined plate. Do not clean pan.

Step 3

Add apples, brussels sprouts, and sweet potato to pan and toss in bacon fat. Bake for 25 minutes, or until vegetables are fork tender.

Step 4

In a small saucepan, combine water, maple syrup, sriracha, salt, and thyme and bring to a boil. Chop bacon finely and add to syrup, cooking until thickened. Drizzle bacon syrup over vegetables and serve with more thyme, if desired.