Caramelized Bacon

Posted on January 3, 2013
Hi, Everyone! I hope you have all had a great start to the new year! I know that this probably isn’t the best recipe to share with you today since most of us are trying to eat light and start the year off eating healthy food, but I just had to share it anyway! There is no other way to describe this Caramelized Bacon than as ridiculously sinful but unbelievably delicious. Why? These four ingredients: Bacon, pecans, brown sugar and maple syrup. How could these four ingredients NOT taste delicious together?! As soon as I saw this recipe in the new Barefoot Contessa cookbook, I knew I had to try it over the holidays. It may not look like the prettiest appetizer, but these little bacon bites are seriously addictive! Sprinkled with the brown sugar and chopped pecans, and drizzled with the sweet, sticky maple syrup, every bite is wonderfully sweet, salty, meaty and crunchy… and just delicious!
(Recipe adapted from The Barefoot Contessa)
*Makes 15-20 pieces*
1/2 lb thick sliced bacon
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans
2 tbs maple syrup
Salt and Pepper
1. First, line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper and preheat your oven to 375 deg F. In a little bowl, combine your chopped pecans, salt and pepper, and brown sugar. Next, cut your bacon slices in half, and place them on your baking sheet.
2. Sprinkle each slice of bacon with an equal amount of the brown sugar mixture, then drizzle each with some maple syrup. Bake for 25 – 30 minutes (this is what the cookbook said, but I actually only baked mine for about 15 minutes and it was enough), then transfer the bacon onto some paper towels so you can get rid of some of the grease, let cool for a couple of minutes before eating!
Happy Cooking, Everyone!

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  • Leslie January 3, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    Yuuuum!!! I got her new cookbook for Christmas, and it’s great! I need to try these on a splurge day! 🙂

  • Maria January 3, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    Oh you will love this recipe! It really is for a splurge day! Hope you are liking the cookbook, it has some great recipes in it!!! I love the Barefoot Contessa! Hope you have a great weekend! :o)

  • the cape on the corner January 4, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    whoa. like, i “whoa” out loud at this. man, i love bacon.

    • Maria January 4, 2013 at 7:53 pm

      That was what I thought when I saw this recipe too, lol! I love bacon too! Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

  • Chrissy January 4, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Seriously! Yumm!!! This looks delicious!! Stopping by from TT&J weekend link up!


    • Maria January 9, 2013 at 1:56 pm

      Thanks, Chrissy! Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week!

  • Alexis January 4, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    I got her cookbook for Christmas too…I have post it notes all over it for recipes I want to try, this is definitely one of them. I mean you just can’t go wrong with those awesome ingredients 🙂

    • Maria January 9, 2013 at 1:56 pm

      I couldn’t agree more! Hope you enjoy the cookbook! Thanks for stopping by, have a great week!

  • Vicky @ Mess For Less January 5, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    This looks so good! Bacon is always good and adding yummy nuts and syrup can only make it better. Just shared this on the Mess For Less Facebook page.

    • Maria January 9, 2013 at 1:56 pm

      Thanks so much, Vicky! Thanks for stopping by, have a great week!

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