Bacon Topped Holiday Apple Pie

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What's more American than Apple Pie? - American Apple Pie with BACON. Give your classic apple pie a savory update with this recipe!
Dish type
Dessert
Serves
8
Ready in
60 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 slices Smithfield Applewood Smoked Bacon
  • 3 1/2 pt sliced cooking apples (such as Granny Smith, Rome or Gala) - See more at: http://www.smithfield.com/meal-ideas/makin-bacon/bacon-topped-holiday-apple-pie/#sthash.jziFZ6Ul.dpuf
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 tbsp. grated fresh ginger
  • 1/2 cup plus 3 tbsp. brown sugar, divided
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 9-inch single pie crust
  • 3 tbsp orange juice
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon

Directions

Ready in
60 minutes
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  1. Heat oven to 425oF.
  2. Place pie crust in 9-inch pie plate and flute edges as desired.
  3. Toss together apples and orange juice in large bowl. Add cranberries, walnuts and fresh ginger; mix well.
  4. Stir together flour, ½ cup brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg in small bowl. Add to apples and toss until apples are evenly coated. Pour mixture into prepared pie crust.
  5. Weave bacon slices together over top of pie, leaving 1-inch spaces between slices (4 slices by 4 slices); tuck ends of strips under apples where needed. Sprinkle remaining 3 tablespoons brown sugar over top of bacon slices.
  6. Bake pie in 425F oven for 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350F and bake approximately 50 minutes until bacon is browned and crisp. Cover edges of crust if start to get too dark. Let pie stand 15 minutes before slicing to serve. Cover and refrigerate leftovers. Pie is best served warm.