Tuesday Treats & Titles: Bacon-Bourbon Apple Pie

Okay. I’ll be honest here. When I first saw this recipe I was all OMG! *FLAIL*!!! (There might have been a Muppet involved.) Why? Four words: bacon, bourbon, apple, and pie. I mean, add a cup of coffee and all the food groups are present and accounted for! And who doesn’t like hot, fresh pie that’s ready in just over an hour?

Total Time: 1 Hr. 20 Min.
Prep Time: 20 Min.
Cook Time: 1 Hr.
Get creative with our Bacon-Bourbon Apple Pie recipe! Crispy bacon streusel tops this fabulous bourbon apple pie, making for a sweet and savory dessert.

What You Need
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
3/4 cup flour, divided
6 Tbsp. cold butter, divided
5 slices cooked OSCAR MAYER Bacon, crumbled
1 ready-to-use refrigerated pie crust (1/2 of 14.1-oz. pkg.)
6 cups sliced peeled Golden Delicious apples (about 6 apples)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 Tbsp. bourbon
1 tsp. vanilla

Let’s Make It
1 – Heat oven to 400ºF.
2 – Mix brown sugar, cinnamon and 1/2 cup flour in medium bowl. Cut in 1/4 cup (4 Tbsp.) butter with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in bacon.
3 – Place crust in 9-inch pie plate as directed on package for one-crust filled pie. Place apples in large bowl. Add granulated sugar, remaining flour, bourbon and vanilla; mix lightly Spoon into crust. Cut remaining butter into small pieces; place evenly over apples. Cover with crumb topping. Place on baking sheet.
4 – Bake 30 min. Reduce oven temperature to 350ºF; bake 30 min. or until apples are tender. Cool.

Kitchen Tips
Tip 1 – Size Wise: This impeccable flavor combination in a classic pie can be enjoyed on a special occasion.

Tip 2 – Food Facts: For best results, refrigerate the pastry-lined pie plate until ready to fill with apples.

Tip 3 – Foil Tip Pie: Cover edge of pie crust with strip of foil for the last 15 min. of the baking time to prevent it from browning too much. (I actually have several sizes of metal covers for this very thing!)

Tip 4 – Substitute: Prepare using any other cooking apple, such as tart Granny Smith apples.

Tip 5 – Note: Place the oven rack in the lower third of the oven before using to bake the pie.

Tip 6 – Variation: Omit bourbon. Increase vanilla to 2 tsp.

I’m totally ignoring that last tip. Just sayin’. CLICK HERE to get all the nutrional details from My Food and Family. I wasn’t sure which of my characters I wanted to link to this recipe. Celie Monaghan and Rhys Kendric mentioned that it had been awhile since I gave folks a peek at their story. It’s  humdinger–fated mates, mistaken identity, revenge. I mean seriously, Bacon-Bourbon Apple Pie is the perfect compliment to their story. You can read all about it in BLOOD & FIRE: A Moonstruck World Novel. It’s free to read if you have Kindle Unlimited and only $2.99 if you want to buy it and put it on your keeper shelf. Just click on the cover or the title for the quick trip over to th ‘Zon to grab your copy. Have a piece of pie, a cup of coffee*, and read on, m’friend. Read on!

*Or the beverage of your choice.

About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of several award-winning series--Moonstruck, Nightriders MC, The Penumbra Papers, and Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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4 Responses to Tuesday Treats & Titles: Bacon-Bourbon Apple Pie

  1. Sorry I forgot to stop by here yesterday. This recipe ain’t my thing, but I loved the book! So much awesome. =o)

  2. rduncanheart says:

    Sounds delightful!

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