salted caramel apple pie (with bacon!)

This weekend, I went to a bacon party.

That sounds weird. It was actually a potluck party, but we had to use bacon in our dishes. Guys. You should probably have one of these parties ASAP. It. Was. Delicious.

I made a pie. With bacon. It was like a dream come true.

Salted caramel apple pie (with bacon)
{for salted caramel}
1/4 cup water
1 cup sugar
1 stick butter
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 1/2 t sea salt (or more...depending on your tastes)

{for pie}
3 strips of bacon (i used turkey bacon)
2 pie crusts
6 medium-sized apples, peeled, cored and sliced
about 1/4 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup sugar
2 T flour
1/4 t ground cinnamon
1/4 t all spice
1/8 t nutmeg

Over low hear, combine the water and sugar and cook until the sugar has dissolved. Add in the butter and bring up to a slow boil, and cook until it turns a copper-y color. Be careful not to let it burn! Once copper, immediately take the mixture off heat and slowly add cream. Put pot back over low heat and whisk mixture together. Sprinkle in the sea salt and set aside to cool.

Cook bacon as you normally would, and once crispy set aside until cool. Once cool, chop into small piece.
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Combine sliced apples with lemon juice to prevent browning. Gently mix with your hands. Combine sugar, flour, cinnamon, all spice and nutmeg in a bowl. Sprinkle the mixture over the apples and gently combine with your hands until apples are coated.
Put one pie crust into a 9 inch pie pan. Start by placing a layer of apples over the bottom, then sprinkle some bacon bits, then coat with about 1/3 of the salted caramel. Repeat these steps until all ingredients are used. Place the second pie crust over the top. I did mine in a lattice style by slicing the pie crust into strips and placing them on.
Place pie plate over a thin cookie sheet so when the caramel oozes over it doesn't go to the bottom of your oven and burn. Bake for 20 minutes at 375 degrees, then lower the temperature to 325 degrees and bake for 25-35 more minutes. Your apples should be tender.

Now, if you're a normal person who is not going to a bacon party, you can make this pie without the bacon. But I must say, it actually tasted really delicious with the bacon in it. There was a good salty flavor in it that mixed well with the salted caramel.

Deeeeeelish.

11 comments:

  1. Um, in case I don't say it enough, I LOVE YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU. I want to make this pie. Right now. Forget school. Where are my pie tins??????

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  2. I just drooled on my keyboard, thanks lady! lol
    xx
    z

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  3. Bacon is the number 1 meat I've missed since going veggie.

    AMAZING.

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  4. I would never think to put bacon in an apple pie, but it actually sounds like it would be really good! Thanks for sharing! Also the fact that you went to a bacon party is awesome :)

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  5. I don't think I'd put the bacon in, but I'm trying this recipe. I'll just eat it while I'm cooking!

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  6. Omg want. This combo sounds absolutely perfect.

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  7. That looks seriously crazy..crazy enough for me to want to take a bite. heheh

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  8. once, i lived with my sister and she gave me and her 7-year-old son cake and bacon for breakfast. this reminded me of that :)

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  9. Um, I don't know how I feel about this. Glad it was yummy though!!

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  10. Bacon in desserts is such a great idea. The best bread pudding I ever had was with bacon. Mmmm, now I'm hungry.

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