Maple Bacon Roasted Pecans

by Rachel | Studio Cuisine on October 21, 2012

I’ve talked before about my love affair with nuts.

As hard as I try, I just can’t stay away from them! They’re the perfect little mindless munchable snack. One of the best things about them is their versatility. They’re the perfect blank canvas for the seasoning of your choice. They can be sweet or savory, salty or smoky, or best of all, bacon-y.

When I saw bacon roasted pecans on the menu at a local restaurant, I knew I had to take my own spin on them, and what goes better together than maple and bacon? It’s one of those flavor pairings that just goes together, like peanut butter and jelly.

To my vegetarian friends, I sincerely apologize. These pecans might possibly be some of the best I’ve ever had!

Maple Bacon Roasted Pecans

Recipe Type: Snack, Nuts, Gluten Free
Author: Rachel
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Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 4 slices thick-cut bacon
  • 1 1/2 cups pecans
  • 2 1/2 tbsp bacon grease (from cooked bacon)
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line baking sheet with foil and place wire rack on top. Set bacon on wire rack and bake for about 15 minutes until crispy. Reserve bacon grease that has dripped into foil-lined pan. Set bacon aside.
  2. Toss pecans in bacon grease, maple syrup, ginger, and cinnamon. Spread pecans in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 10-15 minutes until pecans are fragrant, stirring 1-2 times throughout.
  3. Allow pecans to cool, and crumble cooked bacon. Mix bacon in with pecans and serve.

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1 Jessica@AKitchenAddiction October 22, 2012 at 10:03 am

No way! These are incredible!
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2 rachelr0301 October 22, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Thanks Jessica! They’re pretty amazing…I highly recommend them :)

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3 Neil October 22, 2012 at 5:15 pm

I can almost smell them through my computer
Looks yummy
Glad you dont post calorie content because these probably exceed my diet

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4 Rachel | Studio Cuisine October 22, 2012 at 6:15 pm

Thanks Dad :) I swear they’re not as caloric as you think!

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5 Lisa W. October 25, 2012 at 2:31 pm

I took it a little farther and used the Pecans in a Bacon Maple Pecan Pie. WOW is it good.

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6 Rachel | Studio Cuisine October 25, 2012 at 9:23 pm

Now THAT is a genius idea!

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7 Jenna@LittleKitchenBigFlavors November 21, 2012 at 6:54 pm

Making these again tomorrow for Thanksgiving, we loved them so much the first time!
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8 Sarah December 11, 2012 at 11:05 am

How long do these keep? Don’t you have to refrigerate them since it’s bacon…but refrigerated roasted nuts aren’t so good. Please advise, thanks!

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9 Rachel | Studio Cuisine December 11, 2012 at 11:49 pm

I kept mine in a sealed container for about two weeks and they still kept well, even outside the refrigerator!

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10 Jenni December 13, 2012 at 12:37 pm

I was at a restaurant recently that featured bacon peanut brittle and I thought the same thing….how can I recreate this at home.

Can’t wait to try these!

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11 Rachel | Studio Cuisine December 13, 2012 at 6:06 pm

Let me know how you like them!

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