We Added Bacon To These 3 Desserts, and It Was Amazing

Add salty bacon to sweet desserts for an amazing pairing

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A decadent pie topped with candied bacon. 

No matter how hard you fight it, the bacon craze isn’t over yet. We are obsessed with it; working it into every dish we can beyond breakfast. And by every, we mean every. This time? Bacon. In dessert... Adding bacon to a classic cheesecake, pie, or cookie recipe will change the way you look at dessert from here on out. Not crazy about the salty sweet dessert combo? Try candying bacon for a new way to enjoy this old craze.

Try out these delicious:

Maple-Glazed Bacon Cookie Recipe

Even though we know it’s not the most nutritious choice, we’ve been known to sneak a cookie or two for breakfast every now and then. This cookie was an attempt to legitimize that surreptitious early-morning dessert eating. Bacon and maple syrup are a classic pairing, and we were happy to discover that they also work and play well with others in a chocolate chip cookie. — Carey Jones & Robyn Lenzi

For the Maple-Glazed Bacon Cookie recipe, click here.

Pumpkin Maple Bacon Cheesecake

You never thought of adding bacon to your cheesecake? Well now that we have brought this amazing bacon filled dessert to your attention it’s time to give it a try. The graham cracker crust gets bite-sized pieces of bacon added to it for a hint of saltiness. Bacon also gets sprinkled on top to finish — it’s a bacon-filled dessert that will put a smile on your face.

For the Pumpkin Maple Bacon Cheesecake recipe, click here.

Sweet Potato Pie with Candied Bacon

A mixture of sweet potato and bacon is the perfect Thanksgiving side, but that’s not the way these ingredients are utilized in this recipe. Try using the combo in a dessert — a delicious sweet potato pie topped with candied bacon.


For the Sweet Potato Pie with Candied Bacon recipe, click here.