Sunday, October 26, 2014

BUTTERSCOTCH APPLE PIE WITH CANDIED BACON SPRINKLES

Wow! When I saw this recipe I knew I had to share it with you! I saw this on Pots and Pans.

Ingredients

  •  Apples:
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups (2 large apples) baking apples, peeled and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  •  Butterscotch Custard:
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  •  Candied Bacon Sprinkles:
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 8 strips bacon crisply cooked and crumbled
  •  Pie:
  • 1 unbaked pastry shell
  • whipped cream
  1. For Apples, melt butter in 10-inch skillet over medium heat; stir in apples. Cook and stir 5 minutes until apples begin to soften; stir in brown sugar and cinnamon; cook and stir 1 minute longer or until sugar has melted and clings to apples. Let cool at least 5 minutes.
  2. Heat oven to 425°F. In medium bowl, beat eggs with wire whisk or electric mixer 1 to 2 minutes or until light yellow. Beat in brown sugar and flour until combined. Gradually whisk in half-and-half.
  3. For the candied bacon, In medium skillet, heat 1/3 cup sugar over low heat without stirring until sugar begins to melt, 3 or 4 minutes. Swirl pan and stir until sugar begins to turn golden brown. Stir in 8 strips crisply cooked and crumbled bacon until coated in caramel. Remove from heat and spread on baking pan to cool; separate pieces by pulling apart with 2 forks. When cool, break apart large pieces that have stuck together.
  4. Place apple mixture in pastry shell; pour custard mixture over apples. Bake 10 minutes; reduce heat to 325°F and bake until custard is set, about 40 to 50 minutes. Cool before serving. Serve with Whipped Cream and Candied Bacon. Refrigerate leftovers.

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