I’m entering my Bacon Apple Pie in Enid’s Apple Pie contest this weekend. I probably won’t win, but it will be fun to compete and see everyone else’s entries. If you want to make it, the recipe is as follows:
1 pie crust of your liking
6 apples (I use a mixture of what I can find, hopefully a couple of these varieties: granny smith, golden delicious, spartan, mutsu, honeycrisp and empires)
1/2t each of cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg
1-2T lemon juice
1/4c sugar (sometimes a little less)
For the topping:
2/3c brown sugar
6 strips of bacon, cooked using your preferred method and roughly chopped
1 stick of butter, at room temp and cut into small pieces
Roll out your pie crust and place it in your pie pan and chill while you make the filling and topping.
Preheat the oven to 375. Obviously, when you buy apples they don’t come peeled, cored or sliced so go ahead and do that and place them in a bowl. I find that one of these helps a lot AND it’s inexpensive. Sprinkle the rest of the ingredients over them and toss so every apple has yummyness on it.
In a separate bowl make the topping. Toss together the brown sugar and flour until combined. Add the bacon bits and mix well. Then add the butter. What I do is just kind of mashed the butter and flour mix with my fingers until everything is combined and you have small clumps of streusel.
Put the apple mixture into the pie crust and top with the brown sugar mixture. Bake for 40-45 minutes? I don’t really time things anymore. I just kind of check on it every ten or fifteen minutes and when the pie is bubbling through the crumb topping, I know it’s done.
Don’t try and make this for the contest either. That would be so lame. But do contact me if you want I should make you one.