Maple Praline Bacon


I recently took a weekend trip, and I experienced one of the best meals of my life at a fine little establishment that specializes in Southern cuisine. One of the things that made this meal so memorable was the praline bacon that I had, so I took it upon myself to recreate it. The only difference is that I like mine better.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
20 slices


  • 1 pound bacon

  • ½ cup chopped pecans

  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup

  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (135 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Place the bacon in a large, deep skillet, and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on paper towels.

  3. Spread the pecans onto an unlined baking sheet, and toast 7 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown and aromatic. Watch the nuts carefully as they bake, because they burn quickly. Set aside to cool.

  4. Stir the maple syrup, butter, brown sugar, and white sugar together in a large skillet over medium-high heat and cook, stirring constantly, until the hot candy resembles foamy caramel and a candy thermometer reads 270 degrees F (130 degrees C) (soft crack stage). Quickly stir in the pecans.

  5. Toss the bacon in the candy mixture to coat each strip, and remove with tongs to cool and harden on the prepared baking sheet. Last but not least… eat up!

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

219 Calories
14g Fat
18g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 219
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 372mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 20mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 137mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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