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Grilled Pecan Praline Bacon: A Pork-tacular Appetizer Or Snack

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Thick-cut bacon meets the sweet and crunchy flavors of pecan pralines in a recipe that’s sure to become a favorite among your family and friends!

Grilled Pecan Praline Bacon


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Sweet and salty meet to create this pecan praline inspired bacon appetizer or snack.

Course:
Appetizer
,
Brunch
,
Snack
Cuisine:
American

Makes:


Takes:

Equipment

  • 1 small saucepan
  • 1 sheetpan (make sure that the pan will fit on your grill)
  • Aluminum foil
  • 1 wire rack

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup shelled pecans
  • 1/2 pound thick cut bacon (approximately 6 slices)
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Method

  • Prep. Finely chop the pecans and set aside.
  • Line the sheet pan with foil. Set the wire rack on top of the foil. Lay the bacon slices on the wire rack.
  • Fire up. Prepare a grill for direct cooking. Bring the temperature of the grill to approximately 350°F.
  • Cook. Place a small saucepan on the grill and add the brown sugar, corn syrup, butter, and vanilla extract.  Simmer for 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently until the ingredients are completely combined and the mixture has reached a caramel sauce-like consistency. If the mixture starts to boil, momentarily move the saucepan to the cool side of the grill.
    caramel cooking on a grill
  • Prep again. Brush the top of the bacon slices with the brown sugar mixture then cover with chopped pecans.
    pecan topped bacon on a rack
  • Place the sheet pan on the grill and cover the grill.
  • Allow the bacon to cook for 20 minutes then check for doneness.  If the bacon isn’t browned and crisp, cover the grill and cook the bacon for an additional 5 minutes then check again and repeat until the bacon is done. 
    praline bacon on a grill
  • Remove the sheet pan from the grill and allow the bacon to cool completely before removing it from the baking rack with a spatula. 
  • Serve. Either plate the bacon or place it into a mason jar and serve immediately.

Published On: 9/12/2022 Last Modified: 9/29/2022

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  • Clint Cantwell - Clint Cantwell is AmazingRibs.com's Senior Vice President of Whatever, charged with creating recipes, writing articles, shooting photos, and a little bit of everything else. He was named one of the "10 Faces of Memphis Barbecue" by Memphis Magazine and was the winner of Travel Channel's "American Grilled: Memphis".

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