Mmmm, bacon. You love it for breakfast, so why not try these bacon recipes for appetizers, dinners, and desserts, too? From classic bacon breakfast recipes to bacon-spiked sweets and salads, you'll love these new ways to bring home the bacon.
4 - slices applewood smoked bacon
1 - cup packed brown sugar
1/3 - cup Maple Nut Butter
1/4 - cup whipping cream
1 - tablespoon vanilla
1/4 - teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder or ground allspice
1 - 16 ounce loaf frozen sweet roll dough, thawed
1 - cup chopped pecans
1 - cup golden raisins
In a large skillet cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Drain, reserving 2 tablespoons of the drippings in skillet. Drain bacon on paper towels; crumble bacon. Add brown sugar, Maple Nut Butter, and whipping cream to the skillet; stir until melted. Stir in vanilla and spice.
Lightly grease a 10-inch fluted tube pan; set aside. Cut thawed bread dough into 1- to 1-1/2-inch pieces. Arrange one-third of the bread pieces, half of the crumbled bacon, half of the pecans, and half of the raisins in prepared tube pan. Drizzle one-third of the whipping cream mixture evenly over the bread pieces. Top with another one-third of the bread pieces and the remaining bacon, pecans, and raisins. Drizzle with another one-third of the whipping cream mixture. Top with the remaining bread pieces and the remaining whipping cream mixture.
Cover and let rise in a warm place until almost double in size (about 45 minutes).
Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until bread springs back when lightly touched. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Invert onto a serving platter; remove pan. Serve warm.
Maple Nut Butter
1 - cup butter, softened
1/2 - cup pecan halves, toasted
1/4 - cup pure maple syrup
In a food processor combine butter, pecan halves, and maple syrup. Cover and process until nuts are finely chopped. Store leftover mixture in refrigerator and serve with pancakes, waffles, or French toast. Makes about 1-1/2 cups.
Nutrition Facts (Brown Sugar-Bacon Monkey Bread)
Per serving: 430 kcal cal., 20 g fat (7 g sat. fat, 3 g polyunsaturated fat, 8 g monounsatured fat), 48 mg chol., 170 mg sodium, 60 g carb., 3 g fiber, 37 g sugar, 6 g pro. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet