Pecan Rosemary Candied Bacon


Dress up your breakfast spread with this unexpected recipe.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Bake Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
12 slices

There's no denying that bacon is the ultimate breakfast food for many Southerners. Bacon adds a smoky and savory note to so many dishes, but it does reign supreme on breakfast tables throughout the South. There are a few different ways to prepare bacon, and sometimes the simplest method, cooking it in a skillet or the oven, is the best way. But when you're in the mood for something a little different from plain slices, or something that will impress your brunch crowd, our Pecan Rosemary Candied Bacon will be your new go-to recipe.

This recipe candies the bacon, adding a slight and subtle sweetness to the meat and extra layer of crispiness. This candied bacon recipe calls for pecans, brown sugar, and fresh rosemary, which balance out the salty smoky flavor of the bacon wonderfully. Pecan Rosemary Candied Bacon is delicious enough to stand on its own, but it still pairs well with fluffy pancakes or waffles. Drizzle some maple syrup over a few slices for an extra decadent breakfast treat. We guarantee this recipe will be a permanent addition to your breakfast rotation.

Pecan Rosemary Candied Bacon

Southern Living


  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans

  • 6 Tablespoons light brown sugar

  • 12 slices thick-cut bacon

  • 1 ¼ teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary

  • ¾ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • Cooking spray


  1. Preheat oven to 375˚F. Dredge thick-cut bacon slices in pecan-sugar mixture, pressing to adhere. Arrange bacon in a single layer on a wire rack coated with vegetable cooking spray; place in an aluminum foil-lined jelly-roll pan. Bake 40 to 50 minutes, or until crisp.

Related Articles