- We tried the apple pie hot dog Guy Fieri whipped up for Major League Baseball’s “Field of Dreams” Game and the Mayor of Flavortown knocked it out of the park
- If you want to taste it for yourself, you’ve come to the right place, as we put together a step-by-step guide you can follow to whip up the recipe in your kitchen
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On Thursday night, baseball fans gathered in Iowa for the “Field of Dreams” Game will also get to experience something arguably even more historic in the form of the apple pie hot dog spawned from the beautifully twisted mind of Guy Fieri.
If you’re not one of the 8,000 or so people making the trek to a cornfield in the middle of Iowa to watch the Yankees and the White Sox face off while draped in some old school duds, you might be kicking yourself for missing out on the chance to get a taste of this flaky, meat-filled culinary embodiment of America. Thankfully, that’s not your only option, and if you’re looking for an alternative, you’ve come to the right place.
Fieri’s newest creation was created with the help of Chevrolet, which was kind enough to send a care package my way that contained all of the required ingredients to engineer an apple pie hot dog from the comfort of my kitchen—and after getting to taste it for myself, I can safely say you’re missing out if you don’t do the same.
As the owner of multiple Guy Fieri cookbooks and someone who’s made the pilgrimage to one of his fine dining establishments, I can’t say I’ve really ever been disappointed by any of the Mayor of Flavortown’s brainchildren. However, I was still a bit worried the chef had gone Full Doctor Frankenstein with his apple pie hot dog because, well, it’s an apple pie hot dog.
Thankfully, I can safely say Guy absolutely crushed this. By all accounts, a hot dog encased in a sugar-covered pie crust containing a sweet apple filling shouldn’t even be palatable. As a result, I fully anticipated I’d take a single bite just to say I tried it before moving on with my life as opposed to what actually happened: I housed the entire thing in an unhealthy amount of time while my dog stared intently at me while repeatedly licking her lips, an all-time Fat Kid Moment I’d feel a bit ashamed of if the apple pie hot dog wasn’t so damn good.
So, I highly recommend you give it a shot—and here’s how you can do exactly that.
Guy Fieri’s Apple Pie Hot Dog Recipe
To kick things off, here’s what you’re going to need:
- 1 pie crust
- 1 egg, whisked
- 1.75 ounces of apple pie filling
- 1/2 ounce of bacon jam
- 1 hot dog
- 2 tsp demerara sugar mixed with 1 tsp apple pie spice
- Apple mustard
- Bacon bits for garnish
While you can buy most of the aforementioned ingredients premade, you can make the Apple Mustard yourself by combining equal parts yellow mustard and apple pie filling. There are also plenty of recipes for bacon jam online, but here’s what Guy recommends:
Bacon Jam Recipe
- 6 strips of finely chopped bacon
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
To make it, render the bacon in a pan on medium heat and pour out the fat once it’s cooked. Add the remaining ingredients and simmer until it reduces to a syrup that coats the bacon. Remove from the stove and allow to cool.
Once you’ve got all your ingredients together, it’s time to get cooking. If you’re not a fan of the whole “reading” thing, we threw together a step-by-step guide on TikTok, but you can keep scrolling for a more in-depth set of instructions.
And here, we, go…
- Preheat oven to 350°F
- Cut out two 3″x5″ rectangles of pie crust and place on a baking sheet (I’d recommend lining it with parchment paper if you have some)
- Use a pastry brush to line the edges of each piece of dough with the egg wash
- Spread the apple pie filling on one piece of dough (attempting to keep it within the “borders” of the egg wash”) before doing the same with the bacon jam
- Place the hot dog on top (leave around 1/2″ poking out at one end)
- Place the other piece of dough on top and crimp the edges with a fork to seal
- Brush egg wash on top of the dough and sprinkle with the sugar and apple spice mixture
- Bake for 18-20 minutes or until golden
- Drizzle with apple mustard and a sprinkle of bacon bits and allow to cool
- Dig in and thank me (and, more importantly, Guy Fieri) later