Don’t hate me for making this bouncy jingle for Chevy stick in your mind all day, but believe me, it’s worth it!
We took a few minutes this afternoon to cook up a batch of Food Network star Guy Fieri’s latest creation called the “Apple Pie Hot Dog.” We promise you’re going to love this easy-to-fix dish!
But first, watch this teaser from Chevrolet’s TikTok account that was posted over the weekend:
Chevy 🤝 Guy Fieri. Stay tuned for an off the hook collaboration. ##Chevy♬ original sound – Chevrolet
The inspiration, of course, is the famous jingle launched by Chevrolet in 1975, a year that just happens to carry special meaning for this writer since that’s when I got my driver’s license! If you’re not a Boomer like us, though, you may not have ever heard this “baseball, hot dogs, apple pie, and Chevrolet” jingle, but it definitely is one of those that’s stuck around in my mind for decades, kind of like its older sibling, “See the USA in Your Chevrolet!”
Fieri’s unique combination of all those ingredients might just be the ultimate snack for Chevrolet enthusiasts who also happen to be baseball fans and don’t mind in indulging in a sweet treat or two every once in a while.
Believe it or not, the Apple Pie Hot Dog will debut the same time as Major League Baseball in the state of Iowa at the Field of Dreams baseball game in Dyersville on Thursday, Aug. 12.
It’s the first time an MLB game will be played in Iowa, believe it or not.
“As a long-time Chevy guy, it’s awesome to be working together on this funky throwback snack for the MLB at Field of Dreams Game,” Fieri says. “I can’t wait to see the reactions from fans as they take their first bite of the Apple Pie Hot Dog!”
In a video, Fieri takes us through the very simple steps to create the fun and tasty treat. In a nutshell, you roll out some pie dough in the shape of a rectangle, then add some bacon jam created from crispy bacon, brown sugar, honey, and apple cider vinegar, spoon on some apple pie filling, and place a regular hot dog on top of all that. Brush the edges of the dough with egg wash, stretch another piece of dough over the top of the hot dog, sprinkle with raw sugar and pie spice, and cook at 350 degrees for 18 to 20 minutes. Once it’s out of the oven, squirt on a 50/50 mixture of apple pie filling and yellow mustard, and sprinkle some crumbled bacon on top.
Of course, we know this food is all about promoting Chevy and baseball, but we’re willing to give them a free plug considering how good these snacks taste!
“From the major leagues to local community teams, Chevrolet has long been a proud supporter of baseball,” said Steve Majoros, vice president, Chevrolet Marketing. “We’re excited about the Apple Pie Hot Dog because it helps us celebrate and connect with a community of fans at the MLB at Field of Dreams Game, a uniquely American event.”
Chevy even took time to create an updated version of the old jingle for a new video featuring a classic C3 Corvette and a mid-engine C8 Corvette.
A special shout-out to Fieri, who like us is a big fan of American muscle cars. When he’s not busy in his restaurants or hosting “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives” on the Food Network, he can be seen driving a variety of classic GM products, including a 1967 Camaro SS convertible, a 1968 Pontiac Firebird, a 1971 Chevelle, and a special edition 2013 Corvette 427 Edition.