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Maple Bacon Bourbon Apple Pie

Maple Bourbon Bacon Apple Pie made in a cast iron skillet is a mouthwatering dessert that combines sweet and savory flavors with a touch of boozy goodness. Here's how to make it:


For the Pie Filling:

  • 6-7 cups of peeled, cored, and sliced apples (such as Granny Smith or Honeycrisp)

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoons bourbon

  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup

For the Maple Bourbon Bacon:

  • 8-10 slices of bacon

  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup

  • 2 tablespoons bourbon

For the Crust:

  • 1 pie crust (store-bought or homemade)


Caramelize the Maple Bourbon Bacon:

  • In a bowl, mix together 2 tablespoons of maple syrup and 2 tablespoons of bourbon.

  • Dip each bacon slice into the mixture, ensuring they are well coated.

  • Heat a skillet over medium-low to medium heat.

  • Cook the bacon slices until they are caramelized and crispy. Remove from the skillet and set them aside.

Preheat your grill or stovetop:

  • If you're using a stovetop, preheat it to medium-high heat.

  • If you're using an outdoor grill, preheat it to medium-high heat with indirect heat (around 375°F/190°C).

Prepare the pie filling:

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the sliced apples, granulated sugar, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Toss until the apples are well coated.

  • Pour the bourbon and 2 tablespoons of maple syrup over the apple mixture and gently mix it in.

Prepare the cast iron skillet:

  • Place your 10-inch cast iron skillet on the grill over the indirect heat zone or on the stovetop over medium-high heat. You don't need to preheat the skillet.

Assemble the pie in the skillet:

  • Line the skillet with the pie crust, making sure it covers the bottom and sides.

Arrange the Maple Bourbon Bacon

  • Take the caramelized bacon and arrange it on top of the pie crust in the skillet.

Pour the apple filling:

  • Add the prepared apple filling into the skillet, on top of the Maple Bourbon Bacon.

Cook on the grill or stovetop:

  • Carefully place the cast iron skillet on the grill over the indirect heat area or on the stovetop over medium-high heat.

  • Cook for approximately 45-55 minutes, following the previous instructions for cooking times.

Prepare the bourbon maple glaze:

  • While the pie is cooking, make a glaze by combining 2 tablespoons of bourbon and 2 tablespoons of maple syrup in a small saucepan. Warm it over low heat.

  • Once the pie is done, remove it from the grill or stovetop (using oven mitts), and let it cool for a few minutes. Drizzle the warm bourbon maple glaze over the pie.

Serve your Maple Bourbon Bacon Apple Pie in a Skillet warm, either plain or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Enjoy this delightful dessert that's rich in flavor and indulgence!

This recipe also can be smoked.

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