Crispy, aromatic bacon… You can’t beat it! In celebration of National Bacon Day, we are sharing this delicious recipe, starring every best quality of this beloved food! These bacon-wrapped butternut fries truly have us drooling! Dipped into a sweetly spiced applesauce featuring our refreshing whole plant smoothie, Karuna’s Empower, and you have got the perfect bacon appetizer to go with any meal! This may be a healthier option, but we guarantee that you will wish your plate had an endless supply! Go make yourself some in celebration of this tasty national holiday!

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RECIPE – Bacon-wrapped Butternut Fries with Cinnamon Applesauce, feat. Karuna’s Empower

Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Total Time: 25 min
Yield: 4 servings


For the applesauce:

  • 4 fuji apples, peeled, cored, and chopped
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp ginger

For the butternut fries:

  • 1 small butternut
  • 8 oz bacon, classic cut


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (205°F). Prepare a baking tray. Line with parchment paper if necessary.
  2. Slice the butternut into long rectangles (slightly larger than fries), removing the skin and seeds. Take one strip of bacon, twist, and wrap around the butternut. Place on baking tray and bake for 15-20 minutes, flip halfway through.
  3. While the butternut is baking, in a large saucepan heated on high, add in the apples. Stir and cook for 5 minutes until apples start to soften. Add in KARUNA’S EMPOWER, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Stir to mix and simmer for 10 minutes. Turn heat off, mash, and let cool.
  4. Plate and enjoy by dipping the butternut fries into the applesauce.