Sweet & Savory Apple Pie with Bacon and White Cheddar

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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: The Foodie Eats

Ingredients

  • 2 9- inch single pie crusts
  • 5 cups Granny Smith apples – peeled cored & thinly sliced
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¾ tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp. ground allspice
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 orange – zested
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 8 strips thick-cut bacon
  • 6 oz. white cheddar cheese – cut into ½-inch chunks

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Once hot, place cookie sheet on bottom rack to heat up.
  • In a large mixing bowl add flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and salt. Whisk until well blended.
  • Add thinly sliced apples, zest, and juices to sugar mixture & toss until all apple slices are coated. Let sit for 15 minutes, until apples release their juices.
  • Meanwhile, cook 8 strips of bacon until very crispy. Cut into ½-inch pieces.
  • Combine bacon and cheese with apple mixture.
  • Arrange coated apple slices, bacon, and cheese into a 9-inch unbaked pie shell.
  • Cut extra pie crust into ¾-inch strips. Arrange on top of apple pie, about ½-inch apart, to create lattice top.
  • Bake on cookie sheet for 50-55 minutes or until pie filling is bubbly and crust is golden.