This is a recipe that my great grandmother made. You can serve this over cucumbers, cabbage or dandelion greens.



Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the sugar, cornstarch and salt, and slowly pour in water and vinegar, whisking constantly.

  • In a medium skillet, add the crumbled bacon and pour the vinegar mixture over it. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

277 calories; 12.6 g total fat; 19 mg cholesterol; 379 mg sodium. 38.6 g carbohydrates; 3.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (199)

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239 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 156
  • 4 star values: 54
  • 3 star values: 14
  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
I am the same way. I work at an applebee's and we have a hot bacon dressing to die for and after searching for anything remotely close and coming up with nothing, I came across this recipe. I just made it and it's quick and easy and exactly what I was looking for. Thank you so much for posting this! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Yummy dressing. I thought it might be a bit too sweet so I cut the sugar to 1 cup and doubled up on the bacon. Perfect! Thanks Mary. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
After trying several Hot Bacon Dressing recipies over the past few months I think we finally found a winner! My husband loved the flavor and I was happy with the ingredient list and ease of preparation. It even re-heated very well. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is a very tasty dressing and I served it over spinach salad. My family said it was a keeper. I changed a couple things as I was making this recipe. I only used 3/4 cup sugar and added 2 tbsp. bacon drippings as suggested by another reviewer. I also read reviews on this recipe saying it became very thick. I don't believe this is suppose to be a thick dressing. I cooked the dressing over medium heat stirring contantly until the sugar was melted and continued cooking for only a couple minutes more. It turned out perfect. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
As a restaurant owner/chef I can tell you that this is a recipe easily done to your taste. I use 1/2 cup Splenda and one Tbl. of sugar as we have high risk for diabetes. It's ok to sprinkle precooked bacon to top but finely chopped thin bacon cooked well gives you the base you need. I remove bacon and drain adding to the grease finely diced sweet onion (vidalia or Texas A&M 1016?) I strain off all but 1/4 cup grease. Too much sugar will turn thick or candied if not watched carefully. Melt sugar over low heat then bring to a boil. Once boiling remove from fire. If you want it thicker place on heat and add cornstarch at 1/4 tsp at a time waiting for thickening to happen. I add apple cider vinegar at the end one Tbl or less at a time. You can always add more but you can't remove easily. Write it down when perfect for you. Sugar or Splenda can be added to taste. We used this dressing over mixed greens spinach chiffonade diced white meat chicken thin sliced almonds or slivered and fresh quartered strawberries. This way you get protein greens nuts and sweet. I have the world's best Poppyseed Dressing which I use over mixed greens diced chicken Craisins sliced almonds finely diced onions. Yes I share. It's great over mixed fruit also. Melon balls cantaloupe kiwi grapes strawberries....but pick your fav. Mix. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Delicious! The only thing I do different it cut up the bacon before I fry it. That way I don't have to crumble. It seperates as it fries and the quality is much better! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
I found that the recipe wasn't specific enough and didn't explain when to stop reducing. I ended up with bacon caramel. It might have been me being a twit but I usually don't have trouble doing a recipe for the first time. More detail would be helpful. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Oh so good! I cut back on the sugar a bit and just stirred until I was happy with the consistency. This is terrific on spinach salad! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I have finally found the recipe I have been looking for. My Grandparents always made this every spring with dandelion but no one has ever written it down. Thank you! Read More