This recipe will appeal to anyone who dips their bacon in the maple syrup. Or enjoys bacon, sugar and nuts.
Basically anyone who loves breakfast food.
Pecan Maple Bacon Candied Sweet Potatoes
- 2 lbs sweet potatoes peeled and sliced 1/4″ thick
- 3 slices thick apple smoked bacon cut into small squares
- 1/2 cup minced onion
- 1 1/2 cups pecans chopped roughly
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 4 tbsp butter
- 1 oz bourbon
Steam potatoes until almost fork tender. In a three-quart saucepan fry bacon over moderate heat until fat renders. Add onion and saute over low heat, scraping up as many bits as possible, until deep golden brown. Add butter and melt over medium heat, deglazing the pan as it melts. Add brown sugar and mix well. Add syrup and mix again. Bring to a simmer then add bourbon and cook until somewhat thickened, about 5 minutes. In a greased baking dish layer the 1/3 slices sweet potato, then 1/3 pecans, then 1/3 sauce. Repeat and finish with any extra sauce. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees until browned and sauce is thick and bubbly, about 20-25 minutes.