Smoky Ontario Apple Oka Bites

A warm amuse-bouche of sweet Ontario apple wedges, smoky bacon and soft creamy Canadian Oka cheese. These bites are melt-in-your-mouth delicious and remarkably simple to prepare.

Makes 24 pieces.

Chef Tip: If Oka cheese is unavailable, Gorgonzola makes a savoury substitute.

Variety Tip: For best results use Ontario Honey Crisp, Gala, Fuji, Cortland or Red Delicious apples.


12 slices double-smoked bacon 12
1/4 grainy mustard 50 mL
2 Ontario Apples cut into 24 wedges 2
8 oz Oka cheese, cubed into 24 pieces 250 g


Before you begin: Preheat oven to 375°F (190°F).

In a skillet over medium heat, cook bacon in batches until cooked through but not crispy. Transfer to a paper-towel lined plate and let cool.

Cut each strip of bacon in half to make 24 small strips.  Spread each strip with 1/2 tsp (2 mL) mustard and wrap around an apple wedge and piece of cheese.  Secure with toothpick.  Repeat with remaining ingredients.

Arrange bites on a parchment lined baking sheet.  Bake in preheated oven just until bacon starts to bubble and cheese begins to melt, about 3-5 minutes.  Do not overcook. Serve immediately.