Bacon Caramel

Mar 07, 2006 by eller | 1 Comments| Share it:   

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Intro

Bacon caramel like a chewy SKOR Bar with bacon. How much more of a comforting flavor combination could there ever be?

To do this, you’ll need a couple of things beforehand, namely a pyrex dish or a couple of deep cookie sheets. You’ll also need a candy thermometer and a silicone spatula, which is great for keeping the crevices of your saucepan from solidifying.

Info

  • Prep: 3+ hrs.
  • Cook: 30 mins. - 1 hr.
  • Serves: 15

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Ingredients

  • a little over half a pound of bacon
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3-4 oz bourbon or maple syrup.

Step 1

Once the bacon's finished cooking, blot it well and remove any stubborn fatty bits that refuse to become crispy. Then trim it down into large-ish bacon bits that'd work nicely in a Caesar salad. Reserve in paper towel to promote further fat drainage. Add to a deep saucepan the following: 1 cup sugar 1 cup corn syrup 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup heavy cream 3-4 oz bourbon or maple syrup.

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Step 2

Over low to medium heat, dissolve everything while stirring constantly. Get your candy thermometer ready and then turn up the heat until reaches 240 degrees Fahrenheit. Don't forget to keep stirring!

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Step 3

At that point, you'll be at the firm-ball stage and things should look a lot like this:

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Step 4

Remove your pot from heat and then slowly stir in another 1/2 cup of heavy cream.

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Step 5

Then, put the pot back on the stove and heat it back up to 245 degrees Fahrenheit while stirring still. Then, pour the mixture into a buttered Pyrex dish or deep cookie sheet.

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Step 6

Immediately afterward, add the bacon. Be sure to make it an even application!

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Step 7

And hey! I had some toasted almonds left over from dinner the night before, so I added those as well.

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Step 8

Then, let everything cool for at least 3 hours before cutting the bacon caramel into squares. Serve it up to those without pancreatic issues and watch their eyes light up before they they begin to bounce off the walls!

Now that you have learned how to make bacon caramel, please be sure to view these other candy recipes. Also, you will love these American recipes.

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1 Comment

user does not have an avatar coondognd

Mar 13, 2006

Well, I made this last night.  I must say, it was fun to make.  And it’s great for “shock value”  (e.g. “Wait, this is WHAT kind of caramel?”), but otherwise, it didn’t go over very well with most people who have tried it. 

I don’t think my bacon was crispy enough, though, so I think that hurt my version of it.  For a full recounting, you can go here:  http://www.kevincooney.com/archives/000132.php

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