Bacon Apple Lattice Pie

A golden brown pie lattice made of pastry and bacon.
This recipe is sponsored by Slap Yo' Daddy

Add a new twist to the traditional apple pie with this both visually interesting and great-tasting, apple and pastry lattice topping. It is easy to create with little extra effort than traditional lattice but with far more flavor.

The lattice topping uses strips of bacon brushed with maple syrup, the whole lattice has a light sprinkling of barbecue rub, and an egg yolk wash to help it form the perfect golden color.

The pie is filled with a scratch-made apple filling seasoned with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and vanilla. This can be substituted for your favorite apple filling.

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Close up of a raw apple and bacon lattice sitting ontop of a pie.
The bacon and patry lattice creates a wonderful visual. It is easier to create the effect than you may first think.
A slice of bacon apple lattice pie on a white plate topped with vanilla ice cream and bacon bits.
The bacon apple tattice pie can be served warm accompanied with vanilla ice cream and garnished with bacon bits.
A partyry brush adding an egg yolk wash to the top of a bacon and pastry lattice.
Just before cooking add the egg wash over the top of the bacon and egg lattice to create a brown finish.
A heart shaped red pie dish with a pie crust with an apple filling in it.
Once the pie crust is partially baked add the sofened apple pie filling.
A bacon and pastry lattice in a red baking dish trimmed and ready to bake.,
Once the bacon and pastry lattice is placed on top of the apple pie trim the edges with a knife or sissors to create a clean finish.
A heart shaped raw pie crust wit a layer of pie beads.
Pie beads are added prior to the blind bake to help the crist hold its shape remaining flat and smooth.
A golden brown pie lattice made of pastry and bacon.
The bacon apple lattice pie is cooked when the pastry is golden brown and the bacon is cooked and starting to crisp.

Bacon Apple Lattice Pie Recipe

This recipe is sponsored by Slap Yo’ Daddy.
A golden brown pie lattice made of pastry and bacon.
This tasty pie uses bacon as part of the strips in the creation of the lattice on top. The bacon adds a salty element to the overall pie.
Preparation 30 minutes
Cook 1 hour 20 minutes
Chill 50 minutes
Ready in 2 hours 40 minutes
Servings 8
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Pastry Dough

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter cold
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening cold
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons water

Apple Filling

  • 6 granny smith apples (6 cups)
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons white sugar
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 cup water

Bacon Lattice

Apple Pie

  • 1 egg yolk beaten
  • 1/4 cup crispy bacon bit (homemade or purchased)


  • pie dish
  • Parchment paper


Pastry Dough

  • Cut butter and shortening into small pieces and freeze. Keep flour in the freezer as well.
    Tip: Keeping pie crust ingredients cold creates a much better quality crumble.
  • Use a food processor to pulse the flour, salt, butter, and shortening until the mixture resembles a coarse meal.
  • Add the cold ice water and pulse until it forms a dough. Add water, as needed, a little at a time if the dough is too dry.
  • Cut the dough ball into half and flatten each into a circle. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for at least 30 minutes and up to 3 days.

Apple Filling

  • Peel then dice the apples into pieces about ½ an inch (1cm).
  • Cook apples in a large heavy saucepan over low heat.
  • Add the cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, white sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, flour, and water.
  • Cook until the apple has softened to the consistency you like, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat.

Bacon Lattice

  • Cut the bacon into even long strips about ½ inch (1cm) thick. Brush with maple syrup.
  • Roll out the second chilled dough into a 10-inch (25cm) round and cut it into even strips about ½ inch (1cm) thick for the lattice.
  • Use one strip of bacon and one strip of pie pastry in an alternating pattern to create a lattice on parchment paper.
  • Apply a light sprinkling of the rub that will give the lattice a slightly salty note.
  • Freeze the lattice until hard (about 20 to 30 minutes) on a baking tray.

Pie Crust

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  • Roll out one of the chilled doughs into a 14-inch (35cm) round, then transfer it to your pie dish.
  • Trim the overhang to ¾ inch (1cm) and crimp with a fork. Refrigerate the pie crust until ready to cook.
  • Remove the pie crust from the fridge and fill it with pie beads then bake for 10 minutes.

Apple Pie

  • Remove the pie crust from the oven and then remove the pie beads.
  • Spoon the apple pie filling into the warm pie crust.
  • Carefully flip the frozen bacon lattice you made on top of the pie. (The rub side of the lattice will be on the underside touching the apple filling).
  • Trim off any lattice edges with a knife or pair of scissors. Brush with beaten egg yolk.
  • Return the apple pie to the oven and bake until the filling is bubbly and the bacon and crust are cooked, this takes about 35 to 40 minutes.
  • Remove the bacon apple lattice pie and place it on a cooling rack.
  • Cut then serve the pie with vanilla ice cream and garnish with some crispy bacon strips.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 744kcalCarbohydrates: 77gProtein: 10gFat: 45gSaturated Fat: 19gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gMonounsaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 2gCholesterol: 93mgSodium: 533mgPotassium: 316mgFiber: 5gSugar: 38gVitamin A: 701IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 65mgIron: 3mg

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