10/11/2012 01:18 EDT | Updated 12/11/2012 05:12 EST

Apple pie with bacon, aged cheddar will appeal to taste buds of dessert fans

Tastebuds will definitely perk up with this apple, cheddar and bacon pie.

Apple Pie

1 prepared or favourite homemade pie shell

1 l (4 cups) sliced peeled Granny Smith apples (slices should be 5 mm/1/4 inch thick)

5 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

175 ml (3/4 cup) grated aged cheddar cheese

75 ml (1/3 cup) lightly packed brown sugar

5 ml (1 tsp) fresh thyme

Heat oven to 180 C (350 F). Bake pie shell according to package directions. Reduce oven temperature to 160 C (325 F).

In a large bowl, toss apples with bacon, cheese, brown sugar and thyme. Spread evenly in pie shell. Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until apples are tender.

Makes 10 servings.

Nutrition information per 1/10 serving: 180 calories; 5 g protein; 9 g total fat (3.5 g saturated fat); 20 g carbohydrate; 20 mg cholesterol; 1 g fibre; 230 mg sodium.

Source: Sobeys,