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.

The post Chocolate Bacon Pecan Pie with Chocolate Whipped Cream appeared first on Bacon Today.

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

The Future of Bacon Ice Cream…

What goes better with yesterday’s cake with bacon flavored frosting than some homemade bacon flavored ice cream of the future?

This AWESOME mom decided to play with molecular gastronomy for Instructable’s Mad Science Fair and created her own version of “Dippin’ Dots“.

Alas no real bacon was used in the recipe, just Torani’s bacon flavored syrup, but still big props to her!

Check out the full recipe and step-by-step photo over at Instructable.

Originally posted 2011-11-29 20:50:57.

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Originally posted 2014-01-08 04:17:12. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Better with Bacon – Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies…

I had this ready to post yesterday (on it’s regular feature day) but given my work schedule and complete lack of sleep the night before (thanks to a teething Lil’ Baird) I completely forgot to hit publish. Soooo anyway…here’s your day late “Better with Bacon” feature for the week.

Yeah, that’s right, bacon and peanut butter in a convienent cookie form!  Get the nice and easy recipe after the jump…

Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies

Ingredients:

1 cup all-natural chunky or smooth peanut butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon baking soda
about 6 slices of bacon, cooked, cooled and diced

Directions:

In a skillet over medium high heat, fry up bacon until cooked through and let cool on paper towels until cool enough to dice. Dice up and set aside.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment & set aside.
In a mixer combine peanut butter and sugars until well combined, about 2 minutes. Add egg and baking soda and mix for another 2 minutes. Fold in cooked bacon.
Roll into large walnut sized balls and create a cris-cross pattern with a fork. If you’d like, roll the dough balls in granulated sugar before making the cris-cross pattern.
Bake for 10 minutes, until lightly browned. Cool on a baking sheet for five minutes.

(See step-by-step photos at ShutterBean.com. Recipe via JoytheBaker who adapted from The Gourmet Cookbook)

Originally posted 2010-05-25 08:07:27.

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Originally posted 2014-06-15 22:14:12. 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

Better with Bacon – Peach & Bacon Cake…

Wha…wha,,,what?

I have been writing this blog for close to four years!  This entire time, I have continued to find new, unique and simple bacon recipes for our “Better with Bacon” segment.  Just when you think you have seen it all, along comes something so easy to make, so mouthwatering and interesting sounding, that it just catches the most jaded baconphile by absolute surprise…

Pear & Bacon Cake!  From Russia of all places…

Ingredients:

40 grams margarine
25 grams sugar
1 egg
the peel from 1 lemon
pinch of salt
125 grams flour
1/2 tablespoon baking soda
0,125L milk
80 grams thin sliced bacon
1 can (240 grams) of pears

Directions:

Head over to BakeBakeBake

You know what…I’d bet if you switch out the pear for pineapple…ooooohhhhhhhhhhh…pork and pineapple my friends!

Originally posted 2012-08-02 19:37:59.

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Originally posted 2013-12-12 01:36:06. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Better with Bacon – Whiskey, Caramel, Marshmallow and Bacon Bark…

Um…yes please!

Whiskey, Caramel, Marshmallow and Bacon Bark

Ingredients:

16 oz of semi-sweet chocolate
4 cups of mini marshmallows
¼ cup whiskey
1 cup caramel (recipe follows)
1 cup of spiced bacon crumble (recipe follows)

Directions:

Place chocolate in a heat-proof bowl above simmering water. Heat on low until chocolate is melted. Pour half of melted chocolate into parchement-lined pan. Then using an offset spatula, spread chocolate until smooth. Transfer pan to freezer to chill for about 5 minutes or until melted chocolate becomes solid.
Place marshmallows in a large saucepan and heat until marshmallows starts to just melt and forms web-like strands when stirred. Remove from heat and add in 5 tablespoons of whiskey; stir to combine. Spread marshmallow mixture over solid chocolate layer. (To easily spread the marshmallow to an even layer, spray offset spatula with non-stick spray.)
Pour caramel on top of marshmallow layer. Then, using an offset spatula, spread caramel until smooth. Transfer pan to freezer to chill for about 5 minutes or until caramel becomes slightly hardened. Pour remaining half of chocolate over caramel layer and, using an offset spatula, spread chocolate until smooth. Sprinkle and gently press bacon crumble into chocolate, Return fully assembled bark to refrigerator to chill for 20 minutes or until bark becomes solid. Bring bark to almost room temperature before cutting.

To get the Ingredients and Directions for the bacon crumble and the caramel, head over to endlesssimmer.com.  That’s where this incredible recipe came from!

Thank you FoTDB Cathryn (SHOUT OUT!) for sharing this with me today on the Facespace ;-)

Originally posted 2012-06-06 19:25:33.

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Originally posted 2014-03-14 12:12:37. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

NPR – Bacon Gets Its Just Desserts…

I listen to NPR every day, I’m their fan on facebook, yet I completely missed THIS story from last week.  How the heck did that happen??

From Susan Russo, an NPR contributor and food writer in San Diego.  She discusses how bacon has made it’s way on to the dessert table…

Paired sweet and salty flavors is why we love kettle corn, chocolate-covered pretzels and Snickers bars.  From that perspective, chocolate-covered bacon and bacon cupcakes suddenly seem, well, right.

Right indeed!

She also provides four great bacon dessert recipes, the first was actually featured earlier today in our “Better with Bacon” segment (so while I found the dessert on Dying for Chocolate, they actually found it here).

Take a quick read and check out the rest of those recipes.  It may be time for another TEST KITCHEN soon!

Originally posted 2010-01-04 16:30:24.

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Originally posted 2014-05-06 17:26:16. Republished by Blog Post Promoter