It's All About the Bacon
Maple-Pecan Sundaes with Candied Bacon
Recipe by epicurious.com
h/t hilker

Maple-Pecan Sundaes with Candied Bacon

Recipe by epicurious.com

h/t hilker

Pecan Sugared Bacon
Recipe by Southern Living via myrecipes.com

Pecan Sugared Bacon

Recipe by Southern Living via myrecipes.com

Bacon Salted Caramel Pecan Bars
Recipe by savorysweetlife.com
photo by sifu renka
via f-word

Bacon Salted Caramel Pecan Bars

Recipe by savorysweetlife.com

photo by sifu renka

via f-word

New Orleans-Style Maple-Bacon Pralines
So, Oscar Mayer is promoting their new Super thick-cut Applewood-Smoked Bacon, and were kind enough to send us over a couple packages with some recipes to try (they even covered the cost of the other ingredients!).  The bacon is indeed super thick-cut, which we likey!
The recipe (from their super-fancy in-house chef, Chef Li) is as follows:
 
6 Slices Oscar Mayer Super Thick Cut Applewood-smoked bacon
1/4 cup butter
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup whipping cream
6 oz pecan halves
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
Cook bacon (recipe calls for skillet, but we prefer baking); drain on paper towels and chop finely.
Place next five ingredients in large saucepan; cook on medium heat 15 min. or until temperature reaches 239 F (soft-ball stage) on candy thermometer, stirring occasionally.
Remove saucepan from heat. Stir in bacon, nuts and cinnamon. Immediately pour onto baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray; refrigerate 10 min. or until firm. Break into bite-size pieces.
Out pralines turned out very well, and were perfect to serve at our Christmas party last weekend. The only thing we would note is that it took much less than 15 minutes for our goo to get to 239 F on medium heat, so be prepared for this to go faster; we recommend getting a candy thermometer.
We’re not sure why smoking bacon with Applewood is all the craze these days; we should look into that.  Our friend Jody tells us that apple wood has a high BTU output; maybe that has something to do with it.  Either way, the bacon tastes excellent, and we found the thickness to be more conducive to baking than regular bacon.  Seriously; if you like bacon, try out this stuff— you won’t regret it.
Oscar Mayer also gave us some coupons for free packs of their super thick cut Applewood-smoked bacon to give out to our readers, (!) so we’re going to concoct a sweet contest later this week… stay tuned!

Can you believe it?  We run a humble bacon tumblr, and people send us free bacon!  What a great gig this is.

New Orleans-Style Maple-Bacon Pralines

So, Oscar Mayer is promoting their new Super thick-cut Applewood-Smoked Bacon, and were kind enough to send us over a couple packages with some recipes to try (they even covered the cost of the other ingredients!).  The bacon is indeed super thick-cut, which we likey!

The recipe (from their super-fancy in-house chef, Chef Li) is as follows:

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Bacon Pecan Brittle
A great Christmas-treat idea!
Recipe by Dinner with Julie

Bacon Pecan Brittle

A great Christmas-treat idea!

Recipe by Dinner with Julie

Bacon and Bourbon Pecan Pie
Recipe from norecipes.com
via foodwhore

Bacon and Bourbon Pecan Pie

Recipe from norecipes.com

via foodwhore

Thanksgiving Pecan-Bacon Brussels Sprouts
Recipe from The Good Food Muse

Thanksgiving Pecan-Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Recipe from The Good Food Muse

Bacon Salted Caramel Pecan Bars
photo by Sifu Renka

Bacon Salted Caramel Pecan Bars

photo by Sifu Renka

Praline Bacon!

"Brown sugar, grouind pecans and a touch of cayenne."

photo from Chuck T.
via gumbopages: fortheloveofballs

Praline Bacon!

"Brown sugar, grouind pecans and a touch of cayenne."

photo from Chuck T.

via gumbopages: fortheloveofballs

Bacon Pops - Goat Cheese wrapped in Herbs, Pecans, and Bacon
Double WANT!
from The Kitchn via stupiditykills

Bacon Pops - Goat Cheese wrapped in Herbs, Pecans, and Bacon

Double WANT!

from The Kitchn via stupiditykills

Bacon Pecan Toffee
We SO need to figure out how to make this.
via bacontoday

Bacon Pecan Toffee

We SO need to figure out how to make this.

via bacontoday

Bacon Bomb
Bacon dipped in a milk chocolate, sweet ancho chili and cayenne pepper, and chopped pecans.
Click-through for full instructions!

Bacon Bomb

Bacon dipped in a milk chocolate, sweet ancho chili and cayenne pepper, and chopped pecans.

Click-through for full instructions!

Father’s Piglets - ’The Ultimate Bacon Snack’
"Tasty bits of our famous bacon that has been hand cooked with brown sugar and chopped pecans, baked until they are golden brown."
Wow!  We definitely need to order some of this!
Available from Father’s Country Hams
via Skulls and Bacon

Father’s Piglets - ’The Ultimate Bacon Snack’

"Tasty bits of our famous bacon that has been hand cooked with brown sugar and chopped pecans, baked until they are golden brown."

Wow!  We definitely need to order some of this!

Available from Father’s Country Hams

via Skulls and Bacon

Apple Pecan Bacon Chicken
Click through for recipe!
from Flour Arrangements

Apple Pecan Bacon Chicken

Click through for recipe!

from Flour Arrangements