People are obsessed with bacon. From flavored lip balms and soaps to bacon icing and chocolate-covered bacon, bacon is everywhere — and the trend isn’t losing steam. Bacon originated in savory dishes, but lately it has been popping up in desserts and pastries across the country. We’ve rounded up some sweet desserts that pair perfectly with the indulgent treat.
What is it about the juicy, salty, and fatty strip of pork belly that makes everything taste better? Just that: it’s juicy, salty, and fatty. Pair that with something sweet for a delicious combination that nobody’s taste buds can resist.
We’ve found some holiday pie and cake recipes that are just waiting for a good amount of crumbled bacon to be added to them. Incorporating bacon into sweet potato pies or apple pies adds a salty twist to a sweet treat. It is perfect with maple pecan pie and bourbon whipped cream, and it’s even a good match for pumpkin cheesecake or a pear and cranberry tart. Let’s face it — everything really does taste better with bacon.
So, what are you waiting for? Add some bacon to your dessert this holiday and make your guests even more excited to dig into that after-dinner treat. Everyone can be a little (or a lot) indulgent with holiday temptations — so, treat yourself (and your guests) to one heavenly bacon dessert.
Emily Jacobs is the Recipe editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @EmilyRecipes.