Chocolate Bacon Pecan Pie with Chocolate Whipped Cream

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Did you know that August 20th is National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day? Having National Pecan Pie Day just wasn’t enough. ‘Merica had to come up with CHOCOLATE Pecan Pie Day… Heck yeah we did! I wonder how long we’ll have to wait until National Bacon Chocolate Pecan Pie Day is declared?

Because believe it or not, bacon, chocolate, and pecan pie go together like peas, carrots and Forrest Gump. This pie is filled with layer upon layer of wonderful, sweet and savory flavors. All this nutty, bacon-y, chocolate-y goodness starts with a flaky, buttery crust. Next comes our variation on a traditional pecan pie filling. Adding semi-sweet chocolates, candied bacon, AND smooth bourbon to our toast pecans gives this pie a “Yeah, baby!” flavor explosion. Top this dreamy pie with a dollop of Chocolate Whipped Cream for a pie that is perfection on a plate.

Basic Pie Crust:
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
2 – 4 tablespoons chilled water

Chocolate Bacon-Pecan filling:
3 large eggs
3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
2/3 cup light or dark corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons melted butter, salted or unsalted
2 tablespoons bourbon
1 1/3 cups toasted pecans, lightly chopped
1/2 cup chopped, candied bacon
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Chocolate Whipped Cream:
1/2 teaspoon bourbon vanilla extract
3 – 4 tablespoons confectioner’s sugar (or more to taste)
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup cold heavy whipping cream

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1. Using a food processor or pastry blender, combine flour, salt, and sugar. Add in butter and combine until mixture resembles coarse meal. Sprinkle with 2 Tbsps. water and continue mixing until the dough is crumbly, but holds together. (Add 1 Tbsp. additional water if necessary).

2. Flatten dough into 1″ thick disk and refrigerate for about an hour. You can prepare your other pie filling and whipped cream while you wait.

3. Preheat the oven to 375ºF and position the oven rack in the center of the oven.

4. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, brown sugar, syrup, vanilla, salt, melted butter, and bourbon.

5. Stir in the pecans, candied bacon bits (learn how to make candied bacon HERE), and the chocolate chips. Set aside.

6. Using a chilled whisk, stir together vanilla, sugar, cocoa powder, and 2 Tbsps. of cream in a chilled mixing bowl to form a thick paste.

7. When the cocoa powder is dissolved, add the remaining heavy cream and beat until stiff peaks form. You may also use a hand mixer (be sure the beaters are chilled).

8. Refrigerate covered until ready to serve.

9. Place your pastry dough on a floured surface and roll dough into a 14-inch circle with a floured rolling pin. Place your dough into a 9″ pie plate and gently fit into the bottom and up the sides of the pie plate.

10. Scrape the pie filling into the pie shell and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until the filling puffs up slightly but still feels slightly jiggly and moist in the center.

11. Let pie cool completely before slicing. Serve with a dollop of chocolate whipped cream and a sprinkling of chopped candied bacon.

A pie complete with bacon and booze. Alas, a pie that the great Dean Winchester would go to hell and back for.

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Originally posted 2013-08-19 00:55:28. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Better with Bacon – Dina’s Candied Bacon Edition!

After the “all Charlie” post yesterday, I can across a series of Facespace messages from another long time FoTDB Dina (SHOUT OUT!).  Dina’s been a BIG supporter of this little blog and just after the New Year she sent not one but five, FIVE, recipes that included candied bacon.

Candied Bacon Ice Cream

Candied Bacon Green Salad

Candied Bacon Maple Popcorn

Chocolate Chip Candied Bacon Pancakes

Candied Bacon Butter!

See something you like?  Of course you do!

Thanks for all the bacon love Dina and for being a loyal TDBer!

Photos via davidlebovitz, jaimeoliver, pinterest, evilshenanigans and tablespoon

Originally posted 2012-01-12 21:24:25.

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Originally posted 2013-05-11 01:18:46. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Bacon Love Friday: My Bacon Anniversary

Every now and again, I think it’s important to put the “love” back into Bacon Love Fridays. While these posts are ostensibly to celebrate our affection for all things bacon, sometimes it’s also important to give a nod to the romantic love in our lives too. It just so happens that my second anniversary is […]

Originally posted 2012-08-17 16:42:11. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Better with Bacon – Candied Bacon Popcorn…

I think this is just going to be an all “Better with Bacon” week.  Everywhere I look, a tasty new bacon treat is there to great me.

Like this wonderful item passed along by FoTDB Tiffany (SHOUT OUT)…

Seriously, mouthwatering!

Candied Bacon Popcorn

Ingredients:

10 cups air popped popcorn
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 TBSP bacon grease (or butter)
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup crumbled cooked bacon

Directions:

Want the directions – check out Funky Foodgasm on the Facespace. While you are there, like the page..he’s coming up on 10,000 so lets help him out.

Originally posted 2011-01-11 20:57:15.

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Better with Bacon – Jolene’s Energy-Packed Bacon Candy!

I know that we have featured “candied” bacon before in out “Better with Bacon” segments but this is different for three reasons:

A) The recipe is in video form, 2) the video is of Jolene the Trailer Park Queen and third, the recipe includes my other love and addiction, coffee.

So watch and learn grasshoppers!

Click here to view the embedded video.

Originally posted 2010-01-29 13:32:21.

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Better with Bacon – Peanut Butter Bacon Chocolate Cookies…

That’s a lot going on…but I have some experience with the bacon chocolate chip cookie and got to believe throwin’ some peanut butter in the mix is ONLY goin’ to make it better…

photo via RBerteig / Flickr…recipe after the jump…

Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Candied Bacon

Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup peanut butter
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
4 slices cinnamon-sugared candied bacon (you can also use regular bacon for an easier and less sweet version)
1/2 cup chocolate chips, melted

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Dip candied bacon slices in melted chocolate and let come to room temperature while preparing the dough. If needed, stick them in the fridge for a few minutes.
Cream butter, peanut butter and sugars together in the bowl of an electric mixer until fluffy – about 3-4 minutes.
Add egg and vanilla, mixing until combined.
Add flour, baking soda and salt, mixing until just combined and dough forms.
Crumble bacon and fold it into dough.
Drop tablespoon-sized dough balls on a baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes.

Recipe via The Stir

Originally posted 2011-06-06 20:03:23.

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Better with Bacon – Candied Bacon and Genoa Panini…

This came through the Google machine today and just it’s description made my mouth water and I knew, I KNEW, I was going to be sharing it with all of you tonight!

Candied Bacon and Genoa Panini

Ingredients:

½ sweet onion
½ each red, green and yellow peppers
8 strips of bacon
4 slices Genoa salami
4 slices tomato
Boston butter lettuce
4 slices Fontina cheese
1 tbsp olive oil
½ c brown sugar
1 tsp Balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp white wine
dash of salt and pepper
1 tsp per panini balsamic glaze
1 tsp per panini dried basil
2 tbsp chopped roasted garlic
2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp white sugar

Directions:

Sorry, you’re gonna have to bounce over HERE to see the rest! Including the recipe for the spring green salad with blueberry vinaigrette you see accompanying this sandwich above.

via North Canton Patch, photo Meegan Massello.

Originally posted 2012-02-10 21:03:09.

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