And they’re from a pretty cool cookbook!
The book is full of incredible recipes. There are drinks and other things you would expect from a book with bourbon in the title. There are appetizers and other things you would expect from a book with bacon in the title. THEN there are the recipes that you would not expect at all. Bacon Popcorn. Mini Bourbon and Coke Cakes. Bacon Bourbon Popsicles. Apple Pie with a BACON LATTICE CRUST.
There are things I didn’t even know that I needed in my life until I saw them on the pages.
So listen carefully, folks, because I need to tell you how good these things are. I do not like pecans. I. Do. Not. Like. Pecans. But these were so warm right out of the oven and they smelled liked heaven. And, you know, pie crust. ♥ So I ate one. I ate a whole little pie. It was gooey and crunchy on the top, and it had just the right amount of bourbon. It was perfect.
I think you should take these to your next tailgating/game day excursion. They’re super easy and start with a store bought pie crust. Then you just mix together the filling ingredients, pour it in the pie crust, and bake! The hardest part is being mad at your kitchen timer because it says you still have like half an hour left while your house begins smelling like pecans and bourbon. (I’m going to add that to my list of candle scents for my future candle line. Yep.)
To make the recipe into mini pies, just spray a muffin pan with nonstick spray and cut the store bought pie crusts into *about* 4 inch circles. I was able to get 12–enough for one muffin pan. Prepare the filling according to the recipe instructions, then fill each little pie cup. You may have some filling left over. Bake according to the instructions, except do 30 minutes at 325 degrees instead of 45. Then, I won’t judge you if you proceed to shove them in your face.
Hopefully I’ll have another blog post up soon!