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Bacon Pralines

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Sweet N' Salty Bacon Pralines from the Loveless Cafe

There’s nothing quite like the taste of something sweet n’ salty. It’s one of our favorite flavor combinations over here at the Loveless and nothing hits it out of the park quite like these Bacon Pralines. So much flavor, you won’t even believe it! View the Step-by-Step process here.






Bacon Pralines




1 quart Heavy Cream

2 quarts Sugar

2 quarts Pecan Pieces

2 cups Sugar Caramelized*

1 ounce Lemon Juice

1 cup Butter

1 lb Loveless Cafe Country Smoked Bacon cooked crisp and finely chopped



*To caramelize sugar: In a pan over high heat, allow sugar to slowly melt. DO NOT STIR! Instead, tilt your pan side to side until sugar is completely melted and becomes a dark amber color (about 10 minutes).



In a large pot, combine heavy cream, sugar and pecans and bring to a boil (do this while you are caramelizing your 2 cups of sugar). Once cream mixture and caramelized sugar are boiling, slowly pour caramelized sugar into the cream mixture, stirring constantly. Mixture will bubble considerably! Cook on high 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until it reaches the soft-ball stage (the point when a small amount of the mixture is dropped into cold water and forms a soft ball, which will flatten on its own when removed. At least 234°F but no more than 240°F on a candy thermometer). Add butter and lemon juice and combine.



Off the heat, stir in the bacon. Keep stirring, slowly, until the mixture starts to cool and become hazy in color. Drop by the spoonful onto a sheet of parchment paper and let cool completely.


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