I celebrated my thirty seventh birthday yesterday. Instead of a cake, I decided to make a birthday pie. While at the dinner table, this is the conversation that went down:
Me: Tomorrow, I’m going to make a pie. A Bacon, maple walnut pie to be exact.
Hannah: Ethan, did you hear mom? She’s going to combine two of your most favorite things in the world: Bacon and pie.
Bud: Birthday Bacon Pie?? Awesome!
I have always loved my mom’s Maple Walnut pie. She used to make it when we had our bakery years ago and because I believe everything is better with Bacon*, I decided to kick my favorite up a notch.
While the whole walnuts were toasting in the oven, I chopped and fried up six slices of bacon.
I realized that I didn’t have any maple extract in the house. That may have been a complete failure, if I didn’t have a whole bottle of Sapling Maple Liqueur ready to take its place.
After everything was mixed up and poured into the pan, I sprinkled chopped Bacon over the top of my pie.
The pie browned up so beautifully and the Bacon didn’t burn at all. I did a final brush with some more maple syrup once the pie came out.
Once it’s cool, I will be enjoying some with a bit of ice cream, more chopped Bacon and Sapling drizzled over everything.
*I believe in it so much that even my phone automatically capitalizes the word.