Bacon-Wrapped Dried Plums. Stuff dried plums (prunes) with cream cheese, artichokes, and celery, then wrap in bacon and pop in the oven for an easy, hands-off appetizer.
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Bacon-Wrapped Turkey. It may seem extreme, but wrap your turkey in bacon (in the culinary world this is known as barding) before roasting to keep the meat moist and flavorful.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon. This classic combination of slightly bitter Brussels sprouts with rich bacon makes people forget why they never liked sprouts before. Bonus: Par-cook the Brussels sprouts the day before you want to eat them so all you have to do is toss them in the oven for a bit to crisp up.
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Bacon Weave Apple Pie. Just because you’ve moved onto dessert, doesn’t mean you have to ditch the bacon. Top super sweet apple pie with a savory bacon lattice topping for a deliciously contrasting treat.
Maple Bourbon Bacon Pecan Pie. This sweet-savory pecan pie is about as American as pie can get. Top this rich pie with a light bourbon whipped cream.
Julie Ruggirello is the Recipe Editor at The Daily Meal and uses every excuse she can to add bacon to her meals. Follow her on Twitter @TDMRecipeEditor.