Praline Bacon

18 May

One of my favorite shows is Good Eats with Alton Brown. This man is a culinary genius. Good Eats is so much more than a cooking show. Alton takes everything food related to the next level. He explains how science and food work together to create amazing flavors and textures. Every episode is part science lesson, part food prep and know how.

The other night Alton combined praline and bacon. BACON. Praline. I watched intently his every move, hoping to recreate this incredible, anytime sinful snack.

The other half of WE better hurry and get home or there won’t be any left for him!

(be sure and make enough to share)

Praline Bacon


  • 1 pound thick cut bacon

  • 2 1/2 ounces light brown sugar, about 6 tablespoons

  • 1 1/2 ounces pecan halves


Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. (I changed the temp from the original 400 degrees)

Line a half sheet pan with aluminum foil or parchment. Arrange the bacon in a single layer on a cooling rack, (I did not use cooling rack) and set it in the prepared sheet pan. Bake until the bacon browns and the fat is rendered and bubbly. About 30 to 35 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine the brown sugar and pecans in a food processor

and pulse about 15 times or until the pecans are finely chopped.

 Remove the bacon from the oven, sprinkle with the brown sugar mixture, and pat down to adhere.

Return to the oven a bake until the bacon is crisp, about 10 minutes.

Cool on the rack for 10 minutes before serving.


Posted by on pmpWed, 18 May 2011 16:41:36 +000041Wednesday 4 , 2011 in Recipes


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5 responses to “Praline Bacon

  1. thefooddoctor

    ampThu, 19 May 2011 01:13:11 +000013Thursday 4 , 2011 at 9:52 p05

    I love good eats too..for the same reasons you stated and more..he truly does take it to the next level..

  2. myblogject

    ampThu, 19 May 2011 02:26:09 +000026Thursday 4 , 2011 at 9:52 p05

    Really… This tastes good… Not to be uncomplimentary… But really…

    • metrocakegirl

      ampThu, 19 May 2011 09:26:37 +000026Thursday 4 , 2011 at 9:52 p05

      Yes, really 🙂 If you like bacon, you should try it. Sweet and salty. Have you ever had bacon and maple syrup on the same plate and some of the syrup gets on your bacon?

  3. JamieAnne

    ampFri, 27 May 2011 08:30:44 +000030Friday 4 , 2011 at 9:52 p05

    Sweet and savory, how could that be wrong? This looks fabulous, and a little bit naughty.

    • metrocakegirl

      pmpFri, 27 May 2011 14:03:10 +000003Friday 4 , 2011 at 9:52 p05

      That is how I feel, you can never go wrong with the S&S combo. haha I felt naughty eating 5 pieces.


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