Ever wish you could have bacon on the go? I know I have. Trust me trying to drive with bacon grease on your fingers only leads to disaster. Sure you could put it in a biscuit, but that is just so ordinary. Why not combine bacon with a well established breakfast food delivery system, namely toaster pastries.
DISCLAIMER: I do not recommend doing anything other than driving when driving. You will have an accident.
Step 1: Ingredients and Tools
Glass bowls (enough for your bacon filling)
Tong/Fork/Spatula (for flipping the bacon)
Paper towel (for soaking up bacon grease)
Step 2: Thaw the Pie Crust
Set out the pie crust before you start. This will give it enough time to thaw while you cook the bacon.
Step 3: Cook the Bacon
I used an 8 inch cast iron skillet to cook the bacon. I heated the skillet to med-high. I put in three pieces at a time. Do not overload the skillet. Let the bacon fry until it is crispy or to your preference. Look at my photos of before and after to see how I cooked my bacon. A few pieces stayed on longer than I liked, but were okay. Have a plate ready with a paper towel on it to soak up the extra grease.
I saved my extra grease to make bacon gravy.
For your listening pleasure here is the sound of bacon frying.
Step 4: Break Up the Bacon
I used my hands to break up the bacon. You can use whatever means you want; food processor, knife, or teeth.
At this point you will want to preheat your oven to 400 degrees or whatever it says on your pie crust. Mine said 400 degrees.
Step 5: Bacon Filling
Make your filling. If you plan to put anything in your pop-tart beyond bacon you would mix them during this step. If you made bacon gravy
you could add a tablespoon or two to the mixture.
To make a sweeter mix add two teaspoons of grape jelly to the bacon.
Step 6: Prepare the Pie Crust
Spread out and cut the pie crust. I wanted to maximize the pie crust I had so I cut it where it would give me the most surface area. The toaster pastries I made were twice the size of regular pop-tarts. At the size I made it was about two servings worth per toaster pastry for a total of six servings. After you have cut the first pie crust you can lay the cut pieces out on the next piece to cut so they are about the same size.
Step 7: Spread Filling
Spread the bacon filling over the bottom half of the pie crust. Leave space with no filling about a half an inch along the edge of the pie crust.
Step 8: Cover and Seal
Take the other half of the pie crust that you cut up and place it on top of the pie crust covered with filling. Then use a fork to press the edges together. Be sure to press firmly or your filling might leak out.
Step 9: Bake
Place the bacon toaster pastries into the preheated oven. I let mine bake for 20 minutes, but be sure to check on them since different ovens may heat differently. I rotated mine when the backs were darker than the front. Take them out when they are a golden brown.
Step 10: Top and Eat
While the toaster pastries are still warm grate some cheese on top of them, or smother them in bacon gravy.
After the bacon toaster pastries have cooled, consume the bacon filled pie crusts.
Any I did not finish kept well in a container in the refrigerator until the next day.