Bakin’ With Bacon for Thanksgiving and King Teddy

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Hello Bacon Fans!

Ready for another recipe with bacon that you can introduce to your Thanksgiving table????    Thanksgiving isn’t that far away and this year being different and probably downsized for most of us as far as “other than immediate family” thanks to the virus – I want to try and give you some new things to try OR some thing that are simply too yummy not to add to your “usual” !!

Not everyone likes pumpkin (what??? I thought everyone did!!!!) – but it’s not REQUIRED that you have a pumpkin pie for dessert at Thanksgiving.   SO, how about apple?   How about apple with bacon?   How about apple with bacon and a DAB of “spirits”?    Of course spirits are optional but it’s just a bit of extra kick and flavor after all.    You won’t be weaving down the hallway to the living room after dinner – I promise.

Bacon Apple Bourbon Pie

 

INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup packed brown sugar
tsp. ground cinnamon 
3/4 cup flour, divided 
Tbsp. cold butter, divided 
slices cooked Bacon, crumbled 
ready-to-use refrigerated pie crust (1/2 of 14.1-oz. pkg.) 
cups sliced peeled Golden Delicious apples (about 6 apples) 
3/4 cup granulated sugar 
Tbsp. bourbon 
tsp. vanilla
 

DIRECTIONS

 
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.
 

Garfield knows what he’s talkin’ about!

This is one delicious pie – it wouldn’t be King-approved if it was anything other than that! 

 King Teddy

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    • Oh YES!!!! Can’t have too much bacon which we all know but this dessert is extra yummy and those bacon wrapped chicken breasts just plain can’t be beat! GOOD MORNING WET FLORIDAAAAAAAAAAADEEEDO!

      Hugs, Teddy

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  1. Meowser dear furiend, mom was wondering what to make forThanksgiving desert – this sounds purrfect! The one thing she always knows she must make is cranberry/orange sauce (alas, no bacon) 1 bag fresh cranberries + 1 navel orange — wash then run through the food processor. Then put the chopped cranberries and orange in a bowl and mix in 1 package of (dry) jello – she generally uses either raspberry or cherry because of the color and the flavors go well together. Mix well and put the in refrigerator over night…. Some of the older ones and/or those with teeth issues like the sauce this way, but mom generally makes a second batch and adds chopped walnuts.
    I’m thinking it might be yummy with bacon bits… what do you think?
    Purrseidon

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    • Oh I like the jello addition in your Mom’s recipe – my Mom makes orange/cranberry relish with the one navel and one bag fresh berries as well as some sugar but hasn’t tried the jello – she’s going to this year though – thanks! Mom has a bad memory of nuts in jello; when she was in her 20s she made jello with a bag of chopped walnuts and sadly there was an “unseen” shell in it and she cracked a tooth which had to be extracted! She’s never put nuts in since. LOL Anyway, it was delicious until she hit the shell. Bacon bits are just plain good in EVERYTHING!!!!!!!

      Hugs, Teddy

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      • Teddy dear furiend, my chef hasn’t used sugar in years…. She claims it is fertilizer for cancer (she can get awfully dramatic when she’s trying to make a point about the health-value of something).
        I purrfer bacon to nuts, though filberts are a lot of fun to play soccer with.
        Purrseidon

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        • Your Chef is just looking to be healthy and there’s nothing wrong with that……This is a super delicious recipe though and sometimes even just READING a recipe is fun! I like walnuts in the shell for playing with myself.

          Hugs, Teddy

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          • Teddy dear furiend, we all like reading recipes, some of us are simply notorious about changing ingredients and one of the things my chef always ignores is sugar. This has been going on far longer than the 6 years I’ve been alive. and as I hear it, she didn’t start her sugar boycott due to the health issues… Mr. M told me the boycott began because our chef disapproved of the way the Everglades were being drained to create cheap land to grow sugar.
            Purrseidon

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          • My Mom always (well almost always) twists a recipe around to her and Dad’s liking too. Recipes are “outlines” she says – you can use it as a basic guide and add/subtract as you want or need to. Sugar and salt are both not all that great for anyone (including cats of course!!). Enjoy your Sunday.

            Hugs, Teddy

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  2. You have got to be kidding me Chef/King Teddy of Baconia….that is one loaded in a good way pie.
    Guess what we just heard there is a new Bourbon distillery about to open in Zebulon, NC (about 20 miles from us). A young man who made a fortune in techie world left it behind to follow a dream back to his roots started construction before C19. He says he knows opening in the midst of all this midst of all this but he is committed and has followed all the guidelines for opening. This will add so many needed jobs to his area. We hope down the road to be able to visit it for a tour. News piece showed the distillery room so much shiny stainless steel and copper.Hugs Cecilia

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    • Distilleries are FUN for tours (Mom says). There is one about 45 minutes from here that they’ve been to several times – the tours are SO INTERESTING and so is the “tasting room” (hahahaha). This pie really is PERFECT in every way and we hope you try it!!!!

      Hugs, Teddy

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  3. Oh! MY! YUM!!
    Elastic waistband needed for sure!!

    I wonder if I leave off the pie shell and make it with one of our keto/paleo friendly granulated sugar subs (Stevia/monkfruit.erythrytol), and some almond flour, or finely chopped nuts, maybe it would be like an apple crisp?? Still very yummy but nothing artificial and no grains.

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    • I think you know keto/paleo so well you can come up with a variation of this that works for you! It’s too good NOT to try anyway. Even a crumble/crisp with the apples and other ingredients would be better than not trying this out at all! ❤ ❤ ❤

      Hugs, Pam

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  4. This sounds so yummy Teddy. Unfortunately we aren’t baking or visiting anyone this year because of COVID. Better safe than sorry. I’ll save the recipe for next fall. Although my family does like pumpkin pie. Take care. Our cases are going way up. We’re taking cases from other states to our hospitals in Wyoming.

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    • Sorry to hear things are that bad there with Covid. We aren’t visiting anyone this year for the holidays either but Mom will be baking – gotta have turkey day dessert and that’s USUALLY pumpkin pie – this year it’s this fabulous pie instead! STAY SAFE.

      Hugs, Teddy

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  5. Teddy, mom says she must have pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving, but this would be perfect anytime. Yummy! XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, angel Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

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    • Good luck Spitty – you know how humans are – they don’t particularly like to share (of course neither do we!). Maybe at least your human would give you a piece of bacon to knock around. That would be the KIND thing to do!

      Hugs, Teddy

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