Apple pie with a twist

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Smoky bacon and crispy green apples combine perfectly in this apple pie. Enjoy with fresh cream or cream cheese for dessert.

Apple pie with bacon lattice crust

Ingredients

1 roll (400g) puff pastry

4 green apples, cubed

80ml (?c) brown sugar

45ml (3T) corn flour

7ml (1,5t) ground cinnamon

45ml (3T) lemon juice

5ml (1t) grated lemon zest

250g streaky bacon

brown sugar or honey

whipped fresh cream or cream cheese and figs for serving

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 190°C.
  • Line a pie dish with puff pastry and chill until needed.
  • Mix the apples, sugar, corn flour, cinnamon, lemon juice and lemon zest.
  • Spoon the apple mixture into the pastry crust.
  • Make a lattice weave on top of the apples with the streaky bacon. Drizzle with the brown sugar or honey and bake for about 1 hour until the apples are soft and the bacon is crisp.
  • Serve with whipped fresh cream or cream cheese and fresh figs.
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