Celeriac, apples, bacon, maple syrup. What’s not to like? A savory sweet. Or a sweet savory. I’ve read that bacon is considered the favorite edible of foodies. If you eschew bacon, simply heat together some oil and the maple syrup. Really good either way.

2 1/2 c peeled, chunked celeriac (1″ or so chunks)
vegetable oil, as needed
salt and pepper, to taste
2 medium apples, halved, cored, chunked about the same as the celeriac
2 – 3 slices bacon
1/4 c maple syrup
1/4 t dried thyme, rosemary or sage

1. Preheat oven to 450ºF.

2. Toss chunked celeriac with oil, salt, and pepper. Roast for about 10 – 12 minutes, until staring to brown. Add apples and roast until both celeriac and apples are tender, about 6 – 8 minutes or so more.

3. Meanwhile, cook bacon until crisp. Remove from skillet and drain on paper towels. Chop cooked bacon. Drain all but a a tablespoon or so of fat from skillet. Return skillet to heat and gently stir in maple syrup. Bring to a gentle boil, scraping up any bacon bits on the bottom of the skillet. Add the dried herb and the bacon.

4. Remove celeriac and apples from oven. Pour maple syrup mixture over them, tossing to coat. Return to oven for about 5 minutes more, then serve.