This is the kind of dessert that wars are fought over.  Do not tread lightly into the depths of the MBAP for it is one that harkens to the very depths of an American soul!  Salty and sweet.  Savory and spicy.  This simple approach to an American classic.  It may even be directly responsible for getting you laid!  Behold the Mini Bacon Apple Pie!

I love to cook and I love to create.  I've been making apple pies for years and its one of my favorite things.  You may find bits and pieces of this recipe in some form out on the web, and certainly an apple pie with bacon isn't new to the world.  Its simply my approach to an American staple.  Usually my pies always involve hand made crusts, but for the sake of simplicity, repeatability and consistency, I decided to use biscuits that are available to everyone.  Well, that and the fact I won't share my hand made recipe! 

You'll want to adjust the spices to your liking.  I prefer a bold and spicy pie and shy away from the super sugary method that seems to have become traditional.  I'll include some notes where its applicable.

Hope you enjoy because its always better with bacon!

Step 1: Get It Together!

Yields:  12
Mess Making Time:  25 minutes
Anxiously Waiting Time:  25-30 minutes

Preheat Oven to 350F

  • 3 Apples
    • Use firm tart apples that will hold up to baking in the oven.
    • I prefer Granny Smith or McIntosh
  • 2/3 C Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cardamon
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp White Pepper
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Tbsp Cornstarch
  • 1/2 lb. Thick slab cut bacon
  • 1 can flaky biscuits
Those look so good! I've never had apple and bacon together, but it must be awesome :)
As a hobbit, I found this irresistible! I fixed up a batch and for half I tried some shredded sharp cheddar under the bacon. Both were delicious---hard to go wrong with this stuff---but I took the "Make sure you scoop deep to get the juices at the bottom of the bowl!" advice too literally for my batch and the bottoms, though intact if careful, remained too doughy. Next time I'll let the liquid stay at the bottom of the mixing bowl. Thank you for a fun recipe!
Provided I can keep my mitts off them, how long will they keep in the fridge? (Can they be made a day or 2 in advance?)
I would absolutely believe they'd last two days in the fridge! The bacon might get a little soft as it draw moisture, so if you're looking to 'wow the crowd' it might be a good idea to re-fry some fresh bacon when you serve it. As for the pies, you can pop them back in the oven or sneak them into the microwave. Mine reheated to mouth burning temps in 20 seconds, so it shouldn't take much. A) It will make the house smell great and B) it'll be a lot more appetizing. You'll definitely want to cook with the bacon on top. I'd love to hear how they turn out for you!
They surely look good: will try to make soon very soon. kiwi73

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