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Bacon Pralines

​Everything’s better with bacon! We’ve taken your classic recipe for southern pralines and added Maple Bacon for an extra crunch and ultimate sweetness.
This recipe is featured in our Loveless Cafe Cookbook!

Servings: 75 Pralines



  1. Pour 1 cup sugar in a heavy saucepan over high heat. Do not stir. Instead, tilt pan from side to side until sugar melts and turns to a dark amber color (approximately 10 minutes).
  2. While sugar is caramelizing, combine heavy cream, remaining 4 cups sugar, and pecans in a large pot and bring to a low boil.
  3. Slowly pour caramelized sugar into cream mixture, stirring constantly. Mixture will bubble considerably.
  4. Cook on high heat for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until it reaches at least 234 degrees, but no more than 240 degrees, on a candy thermometer.
  5. Stir in butter and lemon juice.
  6. Turn off heat and stir in chopped bacon. Keep stirring slowly, until mixture starts to cool and becomes a hazy brown color.
  7. Drop spoonfuls onto a sheet of parchment paper and let cool before serving.