Whether a person is team PSL or prefers to skip that seasonal latte, the traditional pie spice flavors will always be part of the food conversation. When a dish can find a way to apply those seasonal flavors in a new way, people will take notice. Ready to enjoy this pumpkin spice bacon recipe?
The aroma of sizzling bacon can bring people running to the kitchen. Even if people can debate over the best cooking method or preferred crispiness, the reality is that many people will be happy to see a piece of bacon on the plate.
Occasionally people prefer to add some additional flavor to that strip of bacon. Candied has become a popular choice. As the sugar caramelizes on the surface, the sweetness contrasted with the salty notes is almost irresistible.
Recently, Coleman Natural Bacon shared a pumpkin spice bacon recipe. Before anyone scoffs at the idea, it needs to be tasted before anyone pushes the strip off the plate.
Here’s the pumpkin spice bacon recipe from Coleman Natural bacon.
- 1 package Coleman Natural bacon
- ¼ cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1 ½ teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1. Preheat the oven to 375. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and place an oven-proof raised rack on top.
2. Lay the bacon slices on the rack perpendicular to the grid so they don’t fall through. They can be touching, but not overlapping.
3. In a small bowl, mix the brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice until well combined. Sprinkle about a teaspoon on each bacon slice and then, using your fingers, spread it evenly to the edge of each slice.
4. Place the pan in the oven and bake for 15 minutes. Take the pan from the oven and using tongs, flip each piece of bacon over. Sprinkle a little more of the sugar and spice over the top of each slice. Return to the oven for another 10 minutes or until the bacon is dark and well done.
5. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the rack for 5 minutes, then transfer to another pan lined with parchment. As the bacon continues to cool, it will become crispy. At that point, you can serve it, crumble, or chop it, depending on how you’re planning to serve it.
Thinking about this recipe, it would be quite good served as a waffle egg sandwich. The contrast of sweetness, spices and savory notes would be a new take on a popular quick service restaurant breakfast sandwich. And, a little gouda cheese would bring all the flavors together.
Another choice would be to use this bacon as a topping on a pie or even a simple dish of ice cream. The combination of salty sweet with an apple pie could be a game changer on the holiday table. And, who doesn’t love the combination of bacon and ice cream.
After mastering this seasonal recipe, cooks can find all different applications. It might even be necessary to make two batches.