Caramelized Cosmic Crisp® Apple, Bacon, Date + Goat Cheese Dip


  • ½ large or 1 small Cosmic Crisp® Apple, finely diced
  • 8 dates, chopped
  • 3 strips thick cut bacon, cut into small pieces
  • 1 ½ tbsp coconut sugar or brown sugar
  • Pinch flaky salt
  • 8 oz log goat cheese
  • 2 tsp honey
  • Olive oil, to serve
  • Black pepper, to serve
  • Bread of choice, to serve


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and remove the goat cheese from the fridge.
  2. Prepare the topping: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the apple, dates, bacon, coconut sugar, and a pinch of flaky salt onto the baking sheet. Toss until everything is coated in the coconut sugar. Bake for 20-30 minutes, mixing every 10 minutes until the bacon is cooked through and everything is nice and caramelized. Keep an eye on it so the dates don’t burn.
  3. Place the goat cheese and honey in a food processor and pulse until the goat cheese is nice and smooth.
  4. Pour the goat cheese onto your serving platter and spread evenly. Top with the bacon and date mixture. Drizzle with olive oil and a sprinkle of black pepper if desired. Serve immediately with bread of choice!
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