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Mashed Potatoes and Apples with Bacon and Onions


Traditional German dish called Himmel und Erde which means "Heaven and Earth". Equal parts of apples and potatoes mashed and topped with caramelized onions and bacon.













Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber


1 pound potatoes
1 pound Granny Smith apples
or other tart variety
½ teaspoon salt
2 slices bacon
cut into 1/4 inch pieces
2 each onions
or one large
2 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
teaspoon sugar


Peel and dice the potatoes and apples.

Add to a large pot and just cover with cold water and the ½ teaspoon of salt over high heat. Bring to the boil and reduce heat to medium. Cook until just tender, about 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, cook the bacon until crisp and remove to paper toweling to drain. Discard all but 1 teaspoon of the bacon fat.

Add the onions and cook over medium heat until well browned and caramelized. Set aside.

Drain the potatoes well and return to the cooking pot over medium low heat to help evaporate any excess moisture.

Mash the apples and potatoes in the pot. Once mashed sufficiently continue stirring with a wooden spoon.

Add the butter, cider vinegar and ⅛ teaspoon of sugar. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and black pepper as needed.

Remove from heat and transfer to a serving dish.

Top with the caramelized onions and crispy bacon bits.

Serve family style.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 198g (7.0 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 16428% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 290mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 19%
Calcium 2% Iron 2%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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