Where’s the Bacon???

It was at my house this weekend….three different ways. Follow along while I share three great recipes made using bacon in three unique ways.  My house had some of the most fragrant smells coming forth!

 You will have to forgive the lack of pictures – I was too busy cooking bacon!

I made this for a granddaughter who is obsessed with bacon.  She loves bacon in every way possible so I sent this to her Sunday afternoon to try.  She will let me know if this is a keeper. Her brothers, who picked this up along with something else, said that it was good…real good.  I called her mother and said to hide it so she would get some when she got off of work.  Granddaughter would be mad if it gets gone before she gets home.  It surely smelled good while baking.

 

Roasted Bacon Pecans

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

6 slices bacon, chopped (bacon is not pre-cooked)

2 tablespoons sugar

½ teaspoon sugar

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spread pecans in a single layer on a jelly-roll pan.  Drizzle with butter.  Sprinkle bacon pieces evenly over the pecans.   Bake, stirring occasionally, for 25-30 minutes or until the bacon is done.

 

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine sugar and salt.  Sprinkle the sugar mixture over the pecans and bacon as soon as they come out of the oven.  Let cool completely in pan over a wire rack.  Serve at room temperature.

 

These next two recipes I made for our Sunday School breakfast.  They like these and I will be making these roll-ups again.  I have made the bacon before and knew it would be a good change of pace to take alongside of the rollups.

 

Crispy Brown Sugar Bacon

1 pound hickory smoked bacon slices

1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar

1 tablespoon cracked black pepper

 

Cut bacon slices in half.  Combine sugar and pepper in a shallow dish.   Dredge bacon in sugar mixture, shaking off excess.  Twist each bacon slice, if desired.  Place bacon in a single layer on a lightly greased baking rack in an aluminum foil lined baking pan.  Bake at 425 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until crisp. 

 

Cheesy Bacon Pecan Spirals

2 cups finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese

1 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese

1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened

1 (1-pound) package hickory-smoked bacon, cooked and crumbled

1 cup finely chopped pecans

½ teaspoon ground red pepper

two packages of crescent rolls

 

In a medium bowl, combine grated cheeses and cream cheese; beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth.   Add bacon, pecans and red pepper.   Beat at medium speed until well combined.  Divide mixture in half.

On a lightly floured surface, roll out one package of crescent rolls, pressing seams together, into a rectangle.   Sprinkle half of the cheese mixture over the dough evenly covering the dough.   Roll up in a spiral, jelly-roll style, and smoothing seam closed. Repeat with other package of crescent rolls and cheese mixture.  Slice in to ½ inch spirals (or can be refrigerated overnight and sliced and baked the next day) and bake at 350 degrees 20 minutes or until light golden brown.  

 

 

 

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