This is actually one of the recipes we made during Bacon Week but we ran out of time to share it.
I (Sue) made this just to see how different it would be from a regular apple pie.
My hubby LOVED it.
It is still an apple pie BUT it has this unique twist that puts it over the top.
It is also super easy and quick to whip up.
Rustic Apple Bacon Galette
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup bacon, cooked and crumbled very fine
5 Tbsp butter, chilled
1/4 cup cold water
4 large apples
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp cinnamon
6 slices bacon, cooked and broken into chunks
1 egg, beaten (for brushing on crust)
1 Tbsp sugar
Preheat oven to 375. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
Prepare crust - In a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt, and finely crumbled bacon. Cut in the cold butter using 2 knives or a pastry blender, until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the water with a fork until stiff dough forms. (If you need more liquid to pull the dough together - add water, a Tbsp at a time, until desired consistency is reached)
Roll out dough to 1/4 inch thick circle. Chill in fridge while you peel and slice the apples.
Prepare filling - Peel and slice apples. Toss, in a bowl, with the lemon juice.
Place apples in center of pie crust. Sprinkle with the cinnamon.
Top with the broken pieces of bacon.
Fold up the sides of the crust over the apples, pleating as needed.
Using a pastry or basting brush, brush the beaten egg over the crust and sprinkle with the 1 Tbsp of sugar.
Place on the prepared cookie sheet.
Bake at 375 for about 45 - 55 minutes. (If crust or filling starts to get too brown - tent with foil and continue to bake until pie is done.)
Serve warm or room temp.
Especially tasty with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream!
We're sharing at these fun linky parties. Be sure to check them out! - Adorned From Above, Dizzy Busy & Hungry, Mama Buzz, Carole's Chatter, New Mrs Adventures, Adventures of Mel