Bacon Apple Pie Bites

Course: Appetizer, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple pie, Bacon
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 16 Bites
You’re in for a special treat with these Bacon Apple Pie Bites. This recipe is just perfect for a fall party or get together. You’ve got the delicious crisp apples combined with the salty bacon flavor. It’s a perfect sweet and salty marriage!
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Ingredients

  • 1 Large Granny Smith Apple Peeled and Diced
  • 2 Medium Golden Delicious Apples Peeled and Diced
  • 1 Teaspoon Lemon Zest
  • 2 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • ¾ Cup of Dark Brown Sugar
  • ¼ Cup Granulated Sugar Plus extra to top the bites when cooking
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • ¼ Teaspoon Nutmeg
  • ¼ Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
  • 6 Slices of Bacon Diced and Cooked
  • 2 Rolls of Store Bought Pie Crust Thawed if Frozen
  • 1 Large Egg + 1 Tablespoon Water Used for egg wash

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl peel and dice the apples. Add the lemon juice and lemon zest. Stir until all the apples are covered with the lemon juice and zest. Set aside.
  2. In a medium pot add the brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, water and salt. Cook on medium high heat for about 5 minutes until the sugar dissolves.
  3. Add the diced apples and cook on medium low for 8-10 minutes. Or until the apples are tender.
  4. Take about ¼ cup of the liquid in a separate bowl and add the cornstarch. Make sure the cornstarch is completely dissolved.
  5. Pour the cornstarch mixture back into the medium pot on the stove. Cook for about 5 minutes or until the sauce has thickened.
  6. Cool the apple pie filling while you are cut the crust and cook the bacon.
  7. Cut the bacon slices into strips and cook on medium high heat until the bacon is nice and crispy. About 8-10 minutes. Put the cooked bacon on a plate lined with paper towel and set aside.
  8. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  9. In a small bowl whisk the egg and water. Set aside.
  10. Unroll the pie crust and cut out about 8 circles. (See note)
  11. Take one circle crust and fill about 1 teaspoon of the apple filling. Add ½ teaspoon of the bacon.
  12. Brush the edges with the egg wash and fold the circle in half to create a half moon. Pinch the edges together to seal.
  13. Using a fork crimp the edges. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  14. Continue steps 11-13 until you have filled all of the bites you cut out.
  15. Brush the bites with the egg wash and top with some extra sugar.
  16. Bake for 10-13 minutes. Cool and Enjoy!

Recipe Notes