What’s more All-American than baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet or even an apple pie hot dog? While that iconic Chevy commercial is seeing a triumphant comeback, the reality is that food is always woven into culture. From that backyard barbecue to Sunday dinners, food is always part of the conversation.
At the same time, summer celebrates some All-American pastimes. From enjoying that baseball game to taking a road trip, the reality is that traditions create lasting memories. More importantly those moments are often passed down from generation to generation.
While many people know that Fieri drives a Camero on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, that love of Chevy goes back far longer than that first Food Network trip to the epic restaurant find. As he told FoodSided, he’s always been a Chevy fan and even “created Chevy art in school when he was a kid.” So, when Chevy called, it was clear that he was going to pick up the phone.
Celebrating that iconic Chevy commercial from the 1970s, Chevrolet challenged Fieri to come up with the perfect bite that put all those flavors, apple pie and hot dogs, in a portable bite that is perfect for a baseball game.
What is an apple pie hot dog?
Recently, Guy Fieri and Chevrolet partnered on a special offering for the upcoming MLB at Field of Dreams game on August 12. While guests at the game will be able to enjoy a taste of the special Apple Pie Hot Dog, everyone can make one at home, too.
During my conversation with Fieri, he shared how to make that apple pie hot dog at home. While there are a few items that are part of his “secret sauce,” the overall concept is doable by any home cook.
Even though Fieri did “flinch” a little when the concept was floated his way, this recipe is not hot dogs folded into an apple pie. It is a handheld, savory, sweet bite that will surprise people and leave them wanting more. Before anyone dismisses this food concept, it needs to be tried.
Fieri’s analogy of pork chops and apple sauce is probably the best way to entice people to enjoy this food combination. At the same time, who doesn’t love food wrapped up in a pastry. Although someone might think that this recipe comes from an episode of Alton’s Maniacal Baskets on Chopped, the reality is that it is the summer bite to remember.
Here’s how to make Guy Fieri’s Apple Pie Hot Dog.
Apple Pie Hot Dog Ingredients:
- 1 packet pie crust dough
- 1 ¾ oz apple pie filling, lightly mashed with a fork
- ½ oz bacon jam
- 1 all-beef hot dog
- 2 tsp Demerara sugar
- 1 egg beaten
- Pinch apple pie spice
- Drizzle apple mustard
- Cut two 3” x 5” pie crust dough rectangles and place on baking sheet
- Egg wash pie crust dough edges
- Spread 1 ¾ oz apple pie filling, then spread ½ bacon jam
- Place hot dog with ½ of hot dog offset
- Cover with second 3” x 5” pie crust dough
- Crimp edges with a fork to seal
- Egg wash top of Apple Pie Hot Dog
- Sprinkle with apple pie spice and Demerara sugar
- Bake in over at 350 for 18-20 minutes until golden
- Remove from oven, drizzle with apple mustard and top with crumbled bacon
Of course, this recipe can be customized a little. If you aren’t a huge fan of mustard, you can just put a little taste. It is better to have a little versus remove all of it. That touch of spice balances all the sweetness.
Also, remember to bake with care. Burnt edges and soggy bottoms are never a good idea.
Lastly, this Apple Pie Hot Dog is a handheld, but it can be enjoyed with a fork, too. The key is to get a bite that has all the flavors combined.
This Guy Fieri recipe might not be on the menu at Chicken Guy or one of his other restaurants, but maybe it should be. People might not have appreciated Donkey Sauce till they had that first bite and now they can’t get enough of it.
Are you going to end summer by making Guy Fieri’s Apple Pie Hot Dog recipe? What other All-American foods could be combined in a single bite?