Grilled Apples with Pancetta

 Pancetta is an Italian bacon, which is not smoked.  It pairs wonderfully with crisp sweet-tart apples.  This recipe serves two and goes well with crusty bread and super-sharp cheddar or bleu cheese.


  • 1 Apple  crisp and sweet-tart such as a Macoun.
  • 8 slices of Pancetta
  • Juice of one lemon
  • Freshly ground black pepper


Core and cut the apple into eight wedges.  Coat the wedges with lemon juice to prevent browning.

Wrap each apple wedge with one slice of pancetta covering the cut side.  Secure with toothpicks.

Season the pancetta-wrapped apples with freshly ground black pepper.

Place the apple wedges on the grill with the meat-side down over very hot coals.  Turn when the pancetta is crisp.  Cook the second side an equal amount of time.  Remove to a platter and serve.

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