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Apple Bacon Arugula Bites – Great Appetizer for Parties

Apple slices are spread with seasoned cream cheese and then topped with arugula and bacon crumbles in this delicious and easy-to-make appetizer.

Looking for a tasty snack or appetizer that is packed full of flavor? These Apple Bacon Arugula Bites are exactly what you need! They are really easy to whip up and don’t take too many ingredients.

They make great appetizers for parties and, with the holidays here, it is just the think to take for parties and potlucks. The crowd will go crazy over these tasty bites! So, let’s get to what you will need to make these Apple Bacon Arugula Bites!

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Since the recipe calls for sliced apples, I love to use my handy apple slicer that both cores and slices apples all at the same time. It took me one or two tries to learn how to use it, but now I would never go back to cutting up my apples with a knife!

The apple slicer makes it so much easier and creates slices that are all the same size.


Arugula Bites

Apple Bacon Arugula Bites Recipe


1 large Apple, sliced
1 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
2 Cups water
8 oz. Cream Cheese
½ teas. Garlic Powder
½ teas. Salt
½ teas. Pepper
1 teas. Italian Seasoning.
2-3 Bacon slices, cooked and crumbled
Baby Arugula

Arugula Bites


Core and Slice apple into 16-20 slices and add to a bowl with the Lemon juice and water, set aside.
In food processor combine Cream Cheese, Garlic Powder, Salt, Pepper and Italian seasoning running
about 30 seconds and scraping down with a spatula and repeat two more times.
Remove Apple slices from Lemon water and pat dry.
Spread enough Cream cheese mixture on slice to almost cover the whole slice.
Place a small leaf of Arugula on the lower half of the Apple slice and Bacon crumbles on the other half.
Repeat with remaining slices.
Serve or refrigerate in airtight container until serving.
Apple Bacon Arugula Bites

If you make these I hope you enjoy them! They are so quick to whip up, and they look so fancy! The lemon water will help keep the apples from turning brown, if you didn’t know. If you don’t want to do that, you can also try Sprite or 7Up, it does the same thing. Enjoy!

What kind of appetizers do you like to take to parties and events? 

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