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Posted by on Nov 9, 2012 in Appetizer, Breakfast/Brunch, Easy | 34 comments

Pecan Praline Bacon

Pecan Praline Bacon

I’m bbaaaacccckkkkkk!   Have you noticed I’ve been gone?  Well, not really.  I just haven’t posted anything since Monday.  When I first started blogging I committed to myself to post two days a week but as I got into it, I decided I had more to say and changed it to three days a week.  That’s been working really well for me until this week.  This is the first time I’ve even missed a day but it’s been a rough few days for me!  We had a great weekend with friends coming over for football but I’ve hurt my back since then and also came down with a little bug.  I’m fine now and so glad all that is over.  I have had a few days to get cooking and I’m so excited about what I’ve been working on!  I think you’re going to love it as much as I do!!!  That’s why I started with this Pecan Praline Bacon recipe!  Because I love ya and because it’s even better than you might guess…it’s awesome!   I promise!

I don’t even like pralines.  Crazy to some of you, I know.  Especially since we spend so much time in New Orleans where you’ll find them all over the place.  To me, they’re just too sweet.  Like icing.  I’m not an icing fan either.  Now more of you are shocked, right?  How can a person in their right mind not like icing?  When I was a kid my mom used to tell me I was going to give myself diabetes because of the huge amounts of sugar I would eat.  I even ate spoonfuls of white, granulated sugar.  I mean we all ate weird things when we were little, right?  I probably wouldn’t go that far these days but I still love sweets…just not really icing.  I pick out the piece of cake with the least amount and scrape as much off as I can get!  Anyway, these aren’t like icing at all (not really positive why I went into all that but) and not like pralines really either.  They are WAY better!!!

Pecan Praline Bacon is also super easy to make.  It would be perfect for a brunch or when company is over because you whip up to topping that’s only four ingredients and put it in the oven while you work on the rest of the meal.  Oh or a shower or couples party, too!  This recipe will be a hit with whomever you make it for…even if it’s only you.  It’s also really, really good at room temperature so for a party as an appetizer or even a fun snack this recipe can be whipped up and set aside for whenever you need it.  It couldn’t be easier.  I warn you though…if you make them…you WILL eat them.  I started with a small batch to make sure they turned out the way I wanted them to and I am so glad I did.  The last bite was taken exactly 3 1/2 minutes after they were barely cook enough to touch.  This is no exaggeration!  Try me on this and see for yourself.

Praline Pecan Bacon Ingredients by My Invisible Crown

As you can see, there are very few ingredients.  I used Maple flavored bacon because it’s what I had and also it’s what I like the best.  See, sugar!  I used some pecans of course and brown sugar (:D) and I needed some spice so I added some Tony Chacherie’s Cajun Seasoning but you could use cayenne if you wanted although it’ll be a little hotter.  In this recipe the Cajun seasoning didn’t make it HOT, just added a little something to offset the sweetness.  I wouldn’t even call it a kick.  Maybe just a small nudge but it was definitely needed.  Then I stuck it all together with some maple syrup and made a paste like this:

Praline Pecan Bacon Topping by My Invisible Crown

I cut the bacon strips in half so that they were more manageable and laid them across a wire rack on top of a foil lined baking sheet for easier cleanup.  Then I just spooned on this insane topping, doing my best to get it evenly distributed and making sure the pieces didn’t touch.  (They actually do touch in this picture but I fixed that.)  If they’re touching while they cook they’ll be stuck together and you’ll have to tear them to get them apart.

Prepped Praline Pecan Bacon by My Invisible Crown

Pop these beauties in the oven for 25-30 minutes depending on your oven, let them cool and dig in!  You’re welcome.

Pecan Praline Bacon by My Invisible Crown

Pecan Praline Bacon

51

5 minutes

25 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 3

2 pieces

Ingredients

  • 3 slices maple bacon cut in half
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cajun seasoning (I used Tony Chacherie's)
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Combine brown sugar, pecans, Cajun seasoning, and maple syrup in a small bowl.
  2. Stir together until mixed well creating a thick paste.
  3. Arrange bacon on cooking rack placed over a foil lined baking sheet making sure they aren't touching.
  4. Spoon topping onto individual slices of bacon.
  5. Place in center of a 375 degree oven and bake until done, 25-30 minutes. They must be done in order to crisp and not stay limp.
  6. When the bacon begins to cool but not all the way room temperature, remove to a napkin lined plate or serving dish.
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I know I say this a lot but this is probably one of my top three recipes so far.  For real.  What’s your favorite?  Do you have one?  Something you’d like to see me do?  Let’s discuss!

Christy

 

34 Comments

  1. I missed you! I was looking for your post on Wed. I love all things bacon and this bacon pretty much looks amazing! The saltiness of the bacon with the sweetness of the sugar and slight spice from the cajun seasoning sounds like a wonderful combination!
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    • And that’s EXACTLY why we were fast friends! This bacon really is better than you think and I was shocked at how easy it was! I’m also awaiting your next post. Have I missed it?

  2. I did notice you were gone, glad you are feeling better! This recipe is DIVINE, I’m totally drooling. Also, glad we share a hatred of icing! For celebrations I always demand ice cream cake or brownies/cookies… for my wedding I was determined not to have cake, so we had cake and pie pops instead! Cake pops are perfect for the anti-icing – all the best parts about cake without that sugary topping. Anyway, I’m dying to try this.

    Strive to Thrive,
    Nic

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    • Occasionally I run across another person who doesn’t like icing but we are a rare breed! Pie Pops sound perfectly cute! I love that idea. Please do try this recipe. It’s so simple and so crazy good! Let me know if you do.

    • They turned out perfect! They were gone almost immediately!

    • Yep! We’re on the same page with that! And I love salty and sweet anything. Bacon just puts it over the top.

    • I am positive ANY bacon person would devour these. You really should make them some time for your husband. And you wouldn’t have to worry. None will be left over. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Happy SITS Saturday to YOU! This looks divine…will have to remember this for thanksgiving week with our company coming over.
    Laurie

    • Oh yes you should! It’ll be a huge hit I promise! Come back and let me know how it went? Thanks.

  4. This looks amazing! I love sweet bacon – like when it gets syrup from your pancakes on it – so I’ll bet this is very tasty!

    • It is so good. The Cajun seasoning gives it a little spice and it’s salty and crunchy from the nuts. The best part is it’s so easy! Thanks for the comment. :)

    • Surprisingly it’s so easy! Please let me know what you think!

  5. I don’t personally do bacon, and my husband would probably think I’m nuts if I offer the pecan/praline (tho a spice rub, he’d go for) and so I can’t test it out, but I can tweet it / share it as I have like 900 bacon-loving-friends. :>
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    • Well that’s all a girl could ask for!!! Thanks!

    • Me, too! Or spicy and sweet…either one is awesome!

    • Thank you! I am. And please try it and let me know what you think. I know I’ve told every reader how easy it is but I’m really not kidding. You’ll be shocked!

    • You hit the nail on the head! That’s exactly what it’s like and exactly why I only cooked a few pieces! I would eat the entire pound of bacon like this, too!

  6. I think I will try this for Thanksgiving, both at Mamaw’s and our family gathering. Since you won’t be there, I can claim the glory (just kidding). I can think of a dozen people in our family who will devour it. Thanks for all the great ideas.

    • That’s a great idea! Only Michael will know it’s not yours and he won’t be there! But you’ll have to make literally 3 or more pounds. It’s addictive!

    • Thank you so much! It was both delicious and so super easy! Pop it in, fix the rest of your meal and done! Thanks for stopping by. :)

    • I’m so glad you liked it!! It is pretty awesome, right? I can just eat it with a spoon.

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