Bacon Bourbon Apple Pie


·        1/2 cup packed brown sugar

·        1 tsp. ground cinnamon

·        3/4 cup flour, divided

·        6 Tbsp. cold butter, divided

·        5 slices cooked bacon, crumbled

·        1 pie crust (can use 1/2 of 14.1-oz. pkg of ready-to-use refrigerated pie crust)

·        6 cups of sliced, peeled Golden Delicious apples (about 6 apples)

·        3/4 cup granulated sugar

·        2 Tbsp. bourbon

·        1 tsp. vanilla


1.      Heat oven to 4000F.

2.      Mix brown sugar, cinnamon and 1/2 cup flour in medium bowl. Cut in 1/4 cup (4 Tbsp.) butter with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in bacon.

3.      Place crust in 9-inch pie plate as directed on package for one-crust filled pie.

4.      Place apples in large bowl. Add granulated sugar, remaining flour, bourbon and vanilla; mix lightly. Spoon into crust. Cut remaining butter into small pieces; place evenly over apples. Cover with crumb topping. Place on baking sheet.

5.      Bake 30 min. Reduce oven temperature to 350ºF; bake 30 min. or until apples are tender. Cool.