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

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
One tip...whatever fat is used...I use a cheese grater to "piece" the frozen fat before cutting it in to the flour with the pastry blender.
<p>my mommy taught me how to make the best pie crust with chicken fat, she is gone to the great kitchen in the sky now, and i now make apple pies for my 95 year old daddy just like mom did, and he loves them.</p><p>crumble crust caramel apple pie his favorate, apples from my tree, and the fat from my own meat chickens that i raise, they are so much better then store bought </p>
<p>Whoa, that sounds amazing! I've never had pie crust made with chicken fat. So awesome that you raise them yourself too. I would love to do that one day. :)</p>
I'll try this for my next chicken pot pie!
Thanks for the idea
It tastes really goooood
You should make an apple pie
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!
Cool.. What you used for filling? I like your new picture... cute!
The filling is almost a chocolate pudding - a bit more dense, though! <br /> <br />And Big Dee says thanks! She's very photogenic. ;)
It would be perfect for quiche!
This is cool. Bacon fat is just lard, so if you want a less bacony crust, you can use lard instead.

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