Apple Bacon Pork Roast? I’m ready for this!

Slow Cooker Apple Bacon Pork RoastThis recipe for Slow Cooker Apple Bacon Pork Roast is a slow cooker recipe for roast pork that’s both simple to make and packed with flavor. Sliced apples, apple juice, and brown sugar give this roast a sweet and autumn-like flavor.

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Originally posted 2013-10-18 02:37:29. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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

International Bacon Day!

Shame on us! We could give a lot of excuses as to why we have been so remiss in this year’s preparation for IBD. (This Saturday the 5th) But really, there is no excuse, its bacon’s big day! We could blame work and home life and the fact that Darren is a quitter. But no! We are bad and should be punished (as long as said punishment is not a withholding of bacon, that’s just cruel, whats the number for Amnesty International?).

That being said, I do intend to have a small celebration, 3 meals, all with bacon, and maybe some snacking bacon in between. I wonder if this kid will be celebrating?

Originally posted 2009-09-03 20:06:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Merry Christmas Baby…

To you and yours – a very Merry Christmas from The Daily Bacon world headquarters…

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International Bacon Day

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TOP 10 WAYS YOU CAN CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL BACON DAY!

I’m sorry, I don’t mean to shout, but I can’t help it… International Bacon Day is coming up!! I’m excited. Are you excited? You should be excited! It comes but once a year, folks. Like Christmas. Or Super Bowl Sunday. Or Thanksgiving. Only this holiday is ALL ABOUT THE BACON. One day a year to truly celebrate your love for bacon. Think of all the turkey you eat on Thanksgiving–and you don’t even really like turkey!

But you love bacon, and you need to do right by bacon on bacon’s special day. Don’t hold back on bacon’s holiday. Break out of your usual bacon routine. Give everything you can to bacon on this day of all days, and make bacon proud. Fryin’ up some store-bought bacon and eating it with your eggs isn’t gonna cut it. Not this time. Not on Bacon’s Day!

If you’re wondering how you can do right by bacon, I’ll tell you how. I’ll give you 10 glorious ways to indulge your bacon love and spread the bacon joy this International Bacon Day!

10. Cure Your Own Bacon
9. Eat Bacon With Every Meal
8. Join a Bacon of the Month Club
7. Introduce a vegetarian to vegetarian “bacon” products
6. Make Bacon-Infused Bourbon
5. Cook a Recipe from “Bacon Nation”
4. Make a Bacon Dessert
3. Throw a Bacon Tasting Party
2. Create Your Own Bacon Recipe
1. Attend the Bacon Festival in San Diego.

10. Cure your own bacon

It’s not hard to make your own bacon. Really, it’s not. Imagine being able to determine exactly how your bacon tastes, and exactly how thick each slice is. It all starts with an uncured slab of bacon. You can get one at your grocery store or from your local butcher. He or she will probably be so happy that you’re asking for a slab of bacon, they’ll probably strike up a conversation with you about it and offer their advice on how to cure it. Or you can read this previous post about how to cure bacon.

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9. Eat Bacon With Every Meal

Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. Start off the morning by cookin’ up a pound (or 2 or 3 or 7) of bacon and add it to your meals throughout the day. Bacon and eggs for breakfast. A BBBBBLT for lunch. Candied bacon for a snack and some bacon-wrapped filet for dinner. See how easy it is? Want someone else to cook for you on Bacon Day? Use the new Wordmap on Yelp to find the bacon in your neighborhood!

8. Join a Bacon of the Month Club

Is there anything better than getting bacon delivered to you every month? There’s really nothing better that I can think of. Unless magical bacon elves could also show up at your door and cook the bacon for you… Get your hooves on a Bacon of the Month Club!

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7. Introduce a vegetarian to vegetarian “bacon” products

Did you know there are lots of “bacon” products that have no actual bacon in them? Here’s a list of non-meatatarian products that your vegetarian friends would love to know about. Bacon hot sauce, bacon flavored syrup, bacon seasoning, bacon popcorn, bacon cheese straws, bacon soda, bacon pretzels, bacon lip balm, bacon dental floss, bacon cologne, bacon soda and bacon soap!

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6. Make Bacon-Infused Bourbon

If you’re a bacon fan and a cocktail drinker, you’ve gotta try making bacon-infused bourbon. Read our previous post on the process here. Not a bourbon fan? Just use your favorite type of alcohol and create your own bacon cocktail concoctions.

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Bacon Manhattan

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5. Cook a Recipe from “Bacon Nation”

Are all of your bacon ideas dried up in the recipe department? Order a copy of “Bacon Nation” and find 125 new bacony good recipes to inspire you in the kitchen! Like Bacon Peanut Toffee, or Bacon Swizzle Sticks.

Chocolate Peanut Bacon Toffee pg 278  Bacon Swizzle Stick pg 19

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4. Make a Bacon Dessert

If you’ve never tried a bacon dessert, what are you waiting for? If you think that bacon and sweets don’t go together, don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. Because savory salty bacon just loves some sweet sugar accompaniment. For those who love dark chocolate and nuts in their dessert, try our Bacon Almond Fudge recipe. Need a gluten-free recipe? Try our Peanut Butter & Bacon Cookies! Or go All-American with our Bacon Weave Apple Pie. Or try Maple Bacon Caramels.

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3. Throw a Bacon Tasting Party

When the theme is Bacon, there’s no limit to the types of parties that you can throw. Have a bacon tasting party! Buy several different types of bacon, cook them up, and sample all the different flavors of bacon. Pair each one with a specific dish or appetizer. Or pair bacon and wine. Or bacon and beer! Or bacon and cocktails, utilizing some of that bacon infused-booze you created in #6 (see above). Here are some appetizers we made at our last Tasting Party.
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2. Create Your Own Bacon Recipe

What’s your second favorite food? You know, the one that comes right after bacon? Okay, whatever that food is, imagine how much better it would be with your first favorite food. If you answered “chocolate,” make some chocolate covered bacon. If you said “cheese,” make some cheesy bacon bombs. If you said PB&J, make a PBB&J. Heck, make a PBBBBBB&J! On Bacon’s holiday, it’s okay to go crazy! Here are a couple of favorite recent recipes from other blogs to help inspire you.

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Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf “Cupcakes” from Yummly.com

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Bacon Chocolate Mocha Ice Cream Cake from IbreatheImHungry.com

1.Attend the Bacon Festival in San Diego

Is there any better place to be on International Bacon Day than a Bacon Festival? None that we can think of. If you’re lucky enough to live in the San Diego area, the San Diego Bacon Fest is THE place to be on Bacon Day. Or if you’re on the east coast, you can head to the BaconFest VA in Roanoke, Virginia.

We want to hear how YOU will be celebrating International Bacon Day this year. Leave your ideas and photos in the comments section.

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Thankin’ for Bacon – Dessert…

As we lead up to Thanksgiving next Thursday, I thought I’d work on featuring a recipe each day through Wednesday that you could incorporate into your family meal.  We are callin’ it “Thankin’ for Bacon!” (It’s a rough rhyme, I know, just go with it…)

I thought we’d start with dessert.

As a kid (and still today) I didn’t dig on pumpkin pie so my Grandma would always make an apple pie just for me.  I think she’s approve of this modification to the classic…

Get the entire recipe and more great photos over at Tasty Trails.

Appetizer tomorrow.

Originally posted 2011-11-17 20:09:14.

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Top Ten Bacon Burgers

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We’ve rounded up our top ten over-the-top burger recipes from the last year to inspire some gluttony in the kitchen! Because a bacon burger is one of the best things to consume when you’re not counting calories. We’ve seen some pretty awesome burgers from the likes of Dudefoods.com, PYT in Philly, and Slater’s 50/50 over the past year. These are our favorites.

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PYT restaurant in Philadelphia is known for their monstrous burgers. This one has two bacon-wrapped, deep-fried patties on it.

Credit: PYT Philly

Credit: PYT Philly

Here’s their Twinkie burger, which uses two deep-fried Twinkies for buns.

Credit: PYT Philly

Credit: PYT Philly

Created by Boston’s Restaurant and Sports Bar, this Pepperoni Pizza-Wrapped Bacon Cheeseburger packs a walloping 1,360 calories.

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Credit: Boston’s Restaurant and Sports Bar

This Surf ‘N Turf Burger from Seriouseats.com has lobster and bacon and looks mighty tasty.

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Credit: Seriouseats.com

Although it’s not technically a burger, this bacon, onion ring, coleslaw, pulled pork, mac ‘n cheese sandwich from the Atlanta Falcons speaks to our glutton-lovin’ hearts.

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Credit: Atlanta Falcons

The ‘Merica Burger from Slater’s 50/50 has a 100% ground bacon patty, in addition to its other bacony-good additions.

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Credit: Slater’s 50/50

Dudefoods’com’s Bread Cheese Bacon Double Cheeseburger uses deep-fried cheese for the “bun.”

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Credit: Dudefoods.com

Another burger from Dudefoods: The Deep-Fried Doritos Breaded Bacon Burger!

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Credit: Dudefoods.com

The Deep-Fried Supreme Nachos Burger from Slater’s 50/50 has a whole lot of good stuff lurking underneath that deep-fried exterior.

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Credit: Slater’s 50/50

The 100% Everything Bacon Burger

From the bacon-infused bun to the bacon-wrapped onion ring to the bacon-crusted egg to the actual ground bacon patty, this burger is pretty darn close to being 100% bacon.

Credit: Foodbeast.com

Credit: Foodbeast.com

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