• Preparation
    20 min.
  • Cook Time
    1 Hr. 15 Min.
  • Serves
    8
  • Difficulty
    7/10

Behind the Recipe

I Read Somewhere Abe Lincoln Liked Bacon & Apples

And that intrigued me. Because what’s a guy like Lincoln weigh? 185? 190 lbs? For his height and frame, that’s amazing!

And that got me thinking… If Honest Abe can trim down to a buck-eighty eating bacon and apples, why can’t I? So a few days go by, and I get to horsing around in the kitchen one evening, when I was struck by this thought… maybe the most American thought I ever had… maybe the most American thought anyone has ever had… Bacon. Apple. Pie. On the grill.

And look, I’m not saying it belongs in your diet, but I dare say our 16th President would be proud.

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 unbaked 9-inch pie shell
  • ¾ cup packed-in brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 6 cups granny smith apples (1 ½ -2 lbs. of apples peeled and sliced in ½ inch widths.)
  • 8-12 slices applewood smoked bacon

Preparation


  • Place pie shell on baking sheet and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, blend the brown sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom and cloves together with your fingertips.
  • Add in apples and toss in mixture to coat.
  • Place coated apple slices into the pie shell (including any sugar and juices that have accumulated in the bowl).
  • Weave the uncooked bacon on top of the pie filling, starting from the center and working your way out to the edges. Weave in an over-under pattern with 5 pieces going vertically and five pieces going horizontally.
  • Trim the edges and pinch the crust to seal the filling in.

Cooking Instructions


  1. 1

    Preheat the grill to 350 degrees, and prep for indirect heat. If you have a 4-burner, ignite the two outside burners, leaving an area in the center of the grill for indirect heat. If you have fewer than 4 burners, use only one of the outside burners, leaving an area for indirect heat.

  2. 2

    Place on grill over indirect heat and let cook for 1 hour 15 minutes (checking periodically) until golden brown and bacon is crisp.

  3. 3

    Allow pie to cool for 1 hour before serving.

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