Apple Crumble With Bacon Salted Caramel

Staff Writer
Classic apple crumble is updated with bacon salted caramel
Apple Crumble
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Classic apple crumble is updated with bacon salted caramel.

8
Servings
755
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the salted caramel

  • 6 pieces thick-cut bacon, chopped
  • 1 Cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Cup room temperature water
  • 12 Tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 Tablespoons heavy cream

For the filling

  • 6 Cups peeled, cored, and sliced Granny Smith appples
  • 1/3 Cup brown sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons cornstarch or arrowroot
  • 2 Teaspoons apple pie spice
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • One 9-inch pie crust

For the crumb topping

  • 1/4 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 Cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 Cup brown sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 Cup butter, melted

Directions

For the salted caramel

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Cook bacon in a heavy-bottomed saucepan on medium-high heat until cooked but not crisp, about 5-6 minutes. Drain and set aside to mix into salted carmel.

Combine the granular sugar, salt, and water in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until the sugar is dissolved. Scrape down any sugar crystals from the sides. Turn the heat down to medium-low and cook without stirring, until the syrup becomes a medium dark amber caramel — about 15 minutes. Remove the pan from heat and immediately stir in the room temperature butter and cold heavy cream. Be careful since the varying temperatures may cause splatter and hot steam. Do not worry if the butter starts to separate — it will come together as the caramel cools. Transfer the caramel to a medium bowl and whisk until the caramel begins to come together. Set aside and mix in crumbled bacon pieces.

For the filling

Place apple slices in a large bowl.  Add salt, cornstarch, and spices and stir to coat apple slices. Add vanilla and lemon juice and ½ cup of salted caramel.  Fill pie crust with apple filling.

For the crumb topping

To prepare crumb topping, combine crumble ingredients a medium bowl with a fork until topping begins to form a crumbly texture. Sprinkle crumb topping over entire pie.

Cover pie loosely with foil. Bake at 425 degrees for 20 minutes. Reduce heat to 375 degrees, uncover pie, and continue baking for an additional 35 minutes.

Apple Shopping Tip

When buying apples, they should be firm, free of bruises, and heavy for their size.

Apple Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
47g
72%
Sugar
48g
N/A
Saturated Fat
25g
100%
Cholesterol
96mg
32%
Protein
6g
12%
Carbs
80g
27%
Vitamin A
265µg
29%
Vitamin B12
0.2µg
2.9%
Vitamin B6
0.1mg
5.9%
Vitamin C
0.8mg
1.4%
Vitamin D
0.6µg
0.2%
Vitamin E
1mg
6%
Vitamin K
6µg
7%
Calcium
47mg
5%
Fiber
4g
17%
Folate (food)
11µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
27µg
7%
Folic acid
11µg
N/A
Iron
1mg
8%
Magnesium
41mg
10%
Monounsaturated
15g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
8%
Phosphorus
117mg
17%
Polyunsaturated
4g
N/A
Potassium
242mg
7%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
6.3%
Sodium
573mg
24%
Sugars, added
40g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
12.2%
Trans
1g
N/A
Zinc
0.8mg
5.1%