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christmas bacon crack

(1 rating)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Dave T.
Cades Cove, TN

Good for Christmas or any time you want a little something different as a treat or maybe as a gift. Makes a wonderful side for Christmas morning breakfast. Bacon, brown sugar, syrup, crunchy, crispy, sweet, tangy, spicy, what is there not to like. I use hickory syrup just because I make it and it’s special. Maple syrup, which I also make is good as well. Merry Christmas to all, love each other, and always give of yourself.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Spicy, savory, sweet, and salty, it was hard to stop picking up one more piece. Once baked, it's crunchy, light, and flaky. Enjoy this for breakfast or as an after-dinner treat. Wrap pieces of this Christmas Bacon Crack in a cellophane baggie for a hostess gift.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(1 rating)
yield serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For christmas bacon crack

  • 10 slice
    hickory smoked bacon
  • 1 tube
    cresent rolls
  • 1/4 c
    maple or hickory syrup
  • 3/4 c
    light brown sugar
  • cooking spray
  • white pepper, chipotle pepper, and paprika to taste

How To Make christmas bacon crack

Test Kitchen Tips
Would you believe we ran out of parchment paper in the kitchen? We substituted aluminum foil for the parchment paper and it worked fine.
  • Fried bacon on a paper towel.
    On medium heat brown slices of bacon for 5 min per side and set to drain on paper towels until cooled. (Turkey bacon can be substituted for the faint of heart.)
  • Crescent roll dough on a baking sheet.
    On a parchment-lined baking sheet, spray lightly with cooking spray (I like butter flavored). Roll out one tube of crescent rolls and pinch together seams.
  • Syrup and seasoning on the crescent roll dough.
    Brush pastry with 1/8 c of syrup covering the entire surface. Sprinkle very lightly with white pepper, paprika, and chipotle pepper (use as little or as much as you like, but go very very easy or leave off completely).
  • Brown sugar sprinkled on top of the crescent dough.
    Then coat evenly with brown sugar to cover completely.
  • Crumbled bacon sprinkled on dough; syrup drizzled on dough.
    Chop cooled bacon and sprinkle evenly over the entire top and drizzle with remaining syrup.
  • Baking sheet in the oven.
    Bake for 10 min. Turn and bake for 10-15 more min till golden brown and delicious looking (warning, at this point, do not try to lick the top surface as it will result in blisters and taste buds being destroyed).
  • 7
    Important*** Remove from oven and allow to cool completely!!!!!!! Slice into desired shapes and serve. I prefer diamonds, why? Just because. ENJOY and share at your own discretion.