How to make Bacon Apple Pie
Posted on April 4, 2013
I have been trying to make this pie for the past couple of weeks now and have made at least three trips to the market for more apples and bacon- two things we apparently can’t keep in the house for very long! Soo this past Sunday, I was put in charge of a desert and decided to 100% commit… I walked down to Pike Place and picked up some bacon from BB Ranch & 4lbs of Pink Lady apples before we headed down to my parents house for dinner.
Here is what you need:
1 packet of premade pie crust (2 rolls)
6 Pink Lady Apples- peeled and sliced
16 slices of thick cut bacon (recommend splurging on GOOD bacon)
3/4 cup white sugar
1 tsp Allspice
1 tsp Nutmeg
1/4 cup Cinnamon
2 tbsp brown sugar
Couple pats of butter
First, roll out your pie dough and place one in your pie dish. The other you can slice lengthwise in 1” strips and set aside.
Using kitchen scissors cut 8-9 strips of bacon in 1/2 inch pieces and cook until crispy. Remove from heat and allow to cool on a paper towel.
While the bacon is cooking/cooling, you can peel and thinly slice your apples and place them in a large mixing bowl. Squeeze a bit of lemon juice over the apples and toss.
Combine the sugars, allspice, nutmeg and cinnamon in a small bowl and mix well. Sprinkle about 3/4 of the mixture over to apples and toss to coat.
Strategically stack the apples in your pie dish in layers 1/3 at a time, sprinkling bacon on each layer and then adding a couple pats of butter.
When all the apples have been added, you will want to make your lattice using the remaining strips of bacon and 1” strips of pie dough. In another pan, heat the remaining strips of bacon on medium until they just start to cook. Remove and allow the bacon to cool on a paper towel.
Weave your lattice alternating the bacon and dough and then cut away an excess dough.
In a small bowl, an egg with a fork and add just a touch of water. Brush the egg wash on the pie dough and sprinkle the remaining sugar mixture on top (if desired).
Bake at 350 degrees for about 40-45 minutes.
We enjoyed our pie with vanilla soft serve Dairy Queen ice-cream- YUM! You will love it- salty and sweet…the perfect combination.
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