Picture of bacon fat pie crust
I have been wanting to do this forever. Bacon fat pie crust!!! What could be more perfect for a lady that loves bacon and is lactose intolerant? NOTHING

At first, I wasn't sure bacon fat pie crust should work. I actually thought I was the first person that ever had the idea, until I googled it and became very sad. But oh well! This is my take on it.

While it is super delicious and flaky, bacon fat pie crust is not the prettiest, nor is it the most sturdy. So let's call it "charmingly rustic" instead. :D So just be prepared. It will act as a vehicle to get pie fillings into your mouth and that's all you can really ask for.

Step 1: What you'll need

Picture of what you'll need
This is the Joy of Cooking pie crust recipe, altered with bacon fat instead of butter. :) However, the chilling times and prep are slightly different - we'll talk about those on the next step.

  • 1 cup bacon fat, frozen
  • 2 1/2 cups AP flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt (optional - bacon can be really salty!)
  • 6 tablespoons ice water + more as needed
Tools Needed:
  • wax paper or freezer paper
  • a pastry cutter, chilled
  • a large chilled glass or metal bowl
  • spatula or wooden spoon - nothing netal
rclubbs1 year ago
I'll try this for my next chicken pot pie!
waggy1011 year ago
Thanks for the idea
waggy1011 year ago
It tastes really goooood
waggy1011 year ago
You should make an apple pie
wold6302 years ago
You are my husband's hero! I will definitely be trying this the next time he cooks up bacon! I think it sounds amazing too!
PitStoP2 years ago
Cool.. What you used for filling? I like your new picture... cute!
jessyratfink (author)  PitStoP2 years ago
The filling is almost a chocolate pudding - a bit more dense, though!

And Big Dee says thanks! She's very photogenic. ;)
Jobar0072 years ago
It would be perfect for quiche!
wildgift2 years ago
This is cool. Bacon fat is just lard, so if you want a less bacony crust, you can use lard instead.