Put the frozen bacon into the work bowl of a food processor and blitz until the bacon is powderized.
Add the flour and sugar, processing until it's well incorporated into the flour.
Add the frozen bacon grease, and butter then pulse until there are pebble sized pieces of fat.
Whisk together 1 egg with 1 tablespoon of ice water. Add 2 tablespoons of this mixture too the food processor and then pulse to combine. Continue to add more of the egg mixture and pulse until the dough is crumbly but just starting to come together (pictured above). You shouldn't need to use all of the egg mixture.
On a floured surface, roll out the dough so it's bigger than a standard pie plate.
Roll it onto your pin and slide it over your pie plate. Unroll it making sure it's centered. Gently press the dough into the corners of the plate and then use kitchen sheers to trim the dough with 1/2" of overhang. Tuck the overhang under itself then flute the edge with your fingers. Return to the fridge until hard.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and cover the crust with aluminum foil, pressing the foil against the dough. Use a fork to poke holes through the foil and through the dough. Dump some dried beans or pie weights onto the foil and put the crust into a preheated oven. Bake for 15 minutes or until the crust is set.
Remove the foil with the pie weights and return the crust to the oven until it just starts turning brown 7-10 minutes.
Setup a double boiler with a metal bowl over a pot filled with water and bring the water to a gentle simmer. Melt the butter, then add the sugar, corn syrup, and salt.
Once they're dissolved, whisk in the eggs one at a time until combined. Switch to a heatproof spatula and mix in the vanilla and bourbon. Continue stirring, scraping the bottom and sides of the bowl until the mixture reaches 130 degrees F.
Remove it from the heat, add the pecans and pour the mixture into the warm crust.
Bake for 50-60 minutes or until the center is mostly set. Insert the remaining 9 pieces of bacon into the top of the pie while it is still warm. Let it cool completely before cutting.
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