Okay. This pie is amazing. It has won awards for a reason, that’s for sure. It get points for being festive, (serve this alongside Pumpkin Pie at Thanksgiving and you’ll be crowned Queen of festive cooking!) unique, and delicious. This BACON pie is unexpected and extremely impressive to guests. Bacon is having a moment (my whole life is “bacon’s moment”) with the recipe world and you’re seeing it pop up in all sorts of sweet dishes but this is the first dish I’ve come across where bacon is the star rather than a subtle hint. Because pecan pie is already dense, the bacon works so well.
I’m telling you that you have to make this pie for your next gathering. It is certainly rich and indulgent but that’s what the fall/holiday season is about if you ask me. Oh, and family and togetherness of course, but food comes in at a close second… Oh and let’s not forget about festive decor. Jeez! I just love EVERYTHING about this time of year and I ain’t afraid to show it!
Now, back to the pie. I don’t know what else to say aside from the fact that this recipe is a real show-stopper. Although I do have one piece of advice for you. If you bring this as a dish to someone else’s hosted dinner, you may not be their friend anymore because everyone will love your pie so much that they’ll be jealous of all your praise. It may outshine the turkey which is cause for family drama.
I will not be responsible for any strain on relationships that this amazing pie may cause. I will, however, take credit for introducing you to this masterpiece.
How I strayed from the recipe:
I used a pre-made pie crust. So sue me!
What I would do differently next time:
Reduce the corn syrup by about 1/4 cup since I found the filling to be too thin in consistency. It cooked fine but I also found there was more filling than fit in my 9″ pie crust so I would just use less corn syrup.
I baked my pie for 45 minutes after adding the bacon.
Is this recipe making it in to my recipe binder? Yepp!
Dude approved? My guy actually didn’t like it because he doesn’t like pecans. Lot’s of other people were big fans though!
You can find the recipe by the original creator, Adventures Made from Scratch, here.