This mouthwatering comfort food combo is perfect as a main dish or side dish!
Gradually whisk in the apple juice, milk, chicken broth and maple syrup. Over medium-low heat, bring almost to a boil, whisking frequently, until the gravy has thickened (about 2-5 minutes). Stir in diced bacon and keep warm until serving with the polenta (or follow thinning tips in the Notes below).
As gravy cools, or if leftovers are refrigerated, it will thicken. To thin: warm over low heat, whisking in milk and/or chicken stock a tablespoon or two at a time until desired thickness is achieved.