Bacon Baklava

We believe the addition of bacon makes everything better. As Baconeers, you should too. International foods are no exception. Try this recipe for Bacon Baklava for a mediterranean sugar rush and bacon-y goodness.

Bacon Baklava

Servings

36

servings
Prep time

50

minutes
Cooking time

35

minutes
Calories

235

kcal

Try this recipe for Bacon Baklava for a Mediterranean sugar rush and bacon-y goodness.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ lbs. bacon strips

  • 1 cup toasted chopped almonds

  • ¾ cup chopped dates

  • 10 tablespoons butter, melted

  • 20 sheets phyllo dough (14” x 9”)

  • 1 ½ cups sugar

  • 1 cup maple syrup

  • ½ cup water

  • 2 tablespoons bourbon

  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel

Directions

  • Start by cooking the bacon. If you don’t know how to do this yet, we probably can’t be friends. We recommend making the strips extra crispy.
  • Crumble your bacon strips into a mixer or food processor. Add your almonds and dates and mix until everything is well-chopped.
  • Using a brush (or your hands, we don’t judge), spread butter over a 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan.
  • Add five sheets of phyllo dough into the buttery pan, covering each sheet with even more butter. Keep your leftover dough covered to keep it from drying out.
  • Now, the best part: add the bacon mix.
  • Repeat steps four and five twice. The very top layer should be phyllo dough… brushed with butter, of course.
  • Use a sharp knife to cut into 1 ½-in. diamond shapes.
  • Put your concoction into the oven and bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.
  • While it’s cooking, combine the remaining ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
  • Pour this mixture over the warm baklava. Let it cool, then refrigerate overnight. Yeah, you have to wait before eating. Sorry.

Notes

  • This recipe was adapted from Taste of Home. The original post can be found here.

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