There are no bad foods, only bad portions.
And this is one of those recipes where keeping that in mind is really important.
Because honestly, you can eat this and stay within a balanced, nutritional diet. You just can’t have much. Not much at all.
So serve it up to a bunch of people (maybe as an appetizer…though it’s more like a main course) and just have a couple of bites. Trust me, it’s worth it.
Yields: 6 Servings
Cook Time: about 1 hour
2 apples, chopped
2 onions, sliced
½ package of applewood smoked bacon, chopped
½ tsp paprika
¼ tsp nutmeg
1½ tsp sriracha
¾ of a (12oz) bottle of Innus & Gunn Rum Cask beer (or other red ale)
8oz (20 sheets) frozen, packaged fillo dough, thawed
8oz gruyere cheese, shredded
4 Tbsp butter, melted
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cook bacon in a large skillet, then move bacon to a paper towel, leaving the bacon grease in the skillet. Add onions to the skillet and cook down halfway. Add apples and cook until tender. Add paprika, nutmeg, sriracha, and beer, and bring to a simmer. Return bacon to the pan and simmer until mixture is thick and most of the beer has evaporated. Grease a 9 x 14 baking dish. Lay 10 sheets of fillo dough in the dish, spreading half the melted butter between the sheets (skipping a few to make the butter stretch). After 10 sheets are put down, spread half the apple bacon mix evenly on top. Repeat with the remaining sheets and butter, then top with the remaining apple bacon mix. Sprinkle the gruyere cheese evenly onto the apple bacon pie, and cook until cheese has melted and the fillo dough is golden brown, about 45 to 60 minutes.
Nutrition Disclaimer: I am not a certified nutritionist…these are just the calculations I’m pretty sure are close to correct. I use BodyMedia to generate my information.
Saturated Fat: 13.8g
Dietary Fiber: 2.5g
Dietary Exchange: 2 Starch, 2½ Meat, 3½ Fat, ½ Vegetable
Jenny Craig: Um…yeah, this doesn’t really fit, because it’s pretty high in fat. Honestly, you could probably get away with having one serving of apple bacon pie in place of a Jenny entrée, and a Jenny snack.
Weight Watchers: 12 Points (using calculatorcat.com).