Sure it might come with a few extra calories, but this gem is packed with tasty goodness. Pre-heat your oven, get your mixing bowls ready, grease up your pie pan, and prepare your family for the winning recipe at the 2nd Annual Thrill the Grill in the bacon category.
- 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 ready-to-use refrigerated pie crust (1/2 of 14.1-oz. pkg.)
- 6 cups sliced peeled Golden Delicious apples (about 6 apples)
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 Tbsp. bourbon
- 1 tsp. vanilla
Heat oven to 400ºF.
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.
Place crust in 9-inch pie plate as directed on package for one-crust filled pie. 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.
Bake 30 min. Reduce oven temperature to 350ºF; bake 30 min. or until apples are tender. Cool.