Bacon Mac ‘N’ Cheese Pie with Bacon Lattice

Bacon Mac ‘N’ Cheese Pie with Bacon Lattice

Ingredients

  • Crust:
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) very cold unsalted butter, cut into ½” cubes
  • 1 Tbsp. plus 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. scant apple cider vinegar + enough ice water to make ¾ cup liquid
  • 3½ cups all-purpose flour (from the freezer if possible)
  • ¼ cup cold vegetable shortening
  • 1 Tbsp. kosher salt
  • Mac ‘n’ cheese filling:
  • 4 cups dried macaroni
  • 4 Tbsp. flour
  • 2 tsp mustard powder
  • 1 pound grated cheese — an equal parts mixture of gruyere, sharp cheddar, brie (no rind)
  • 5 slices thick-cut bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 4 Tbsp. of butter (½ a stick)
  • 2.5 cups heavy cream
  • 1 egg yolk
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Bacon lattice:
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 8 slices bacon

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