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Recipe: Bacon Lattice Pie

Rank: Intermediate

Time execution: 1 hr 30 min

Can be served for: 8 persons

Ingredients

  • One 9-inch pie crust, in tin

  • 6 cups sliced Granny Smith apples (from about 8 apples)

  • 2/4 cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoon apple pie spice

  • 2 teaspoon grated lemon zest

  • 2/3 cup plus 3 tablespoons light brown sugar

  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup

  • One 23-ounce package bacon (23 slices)

  • 2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

  • Cracked black pepper

  • Whipped cream, for serving, optional

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Combine the apples flour, apple pie spice, lemon zest, 2/3 cup of the sugar and 2 tablespoon of the maple syrup in a large bowl. Mix together to thoroughly coat the apples.

  3. Transfer the apple mixture into the pie crust. It will be mounded slightly above the edge. Pack the apples down to create an even layer for the bacon lattice.

  4. Place 6 slices of bacon horizontally across the pie. The edges of each slice should touch, but not overlap. Working with the remaining 6 slices, weave the bacon in an over-under pattern to evenly cover the top of the pie. This should be done by lifting alternating slices of the horizontal bacon and vertically placing a slice of bacon over or under as needed to create a woven design. Use kitchen shears to trim the bacon that hangs over the edge of the pie tin, making sure the bacon covers the rim of the pastry because it will pull back as it bakes.

  5. Cover the pie with aluminum foil, place it on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 35 minutes.

  6. Meanwhile, whisk the remaining 3 tablespoons sugar and 2 tablespoon maple syrup in a small bowl. Stir in the vinegar and sprinkle with a generous pinch of black pepper. Set aside.

  7. After the pie has baked 35 minutes, remove the foil and gently brush the bacon lattice with the maple glaze. Return the pie to the oven and continue baking, uncovered, until the bacon is brown and crispy and the apple mixture is bubbly, about 45 minutes more. Allow the pie to cool completely before slicing. Serve with whipped cream if using.

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