Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Apple, Cheddar & Bacon Pie

All the ingredients you need!
The finished pie!
I grabbed one of the free magazines at the checkout of my local grocery store the other day.  When I opened it up I found this little gem and I was so intrigued (and had all the ingredients on hand) so decided to try it out on the family tonight for dessert!  The kids were so excited since we never usually have dessert during the week...and boy was it good!  Funnily enough, my son Devon didn't enjoy it (I supposed it is because he likes to separate his sweets and savouries?!)  The rest of us loved it!

1 deep dish pie crust*
4 cups peeled and sliced Granny Smith apples
5 strips of bacon, cooked and crumbled
3/4 cup grated aged Canadian cheddar cheese*
1/3 cup lightly packed brown sugar
1 tsp of thyme (fresh or dried)
  • Preheat oven to 350F and blind bake the pie crust until golden (or according to the package directions).  Remove from the oven and reduce the heat to 325F.
  • Toss apples with bacon, cheese, brown sugar and thyme.  Spread evenly in pie shell.  Bake 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until apples are soft.
  • Serve and ENJOY!   
*I used a regular pie crust simply to hold the filling in place while baking. If I were to make this again, I would either make my own wheat free crust or not even bother, and just bake the fillings in the pie dish.
*As we don't eat dairy, I used a cheddar goat's cheese which tasted just as lovely.

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