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Maple Bacon Butter Recipe

Maple Bacon Butter is a sweet and savory combination made with maple syrup, crispy bacon and unsalted butter. It’s amazing spread on savory breads or hot cakes and is melt in your mouth delicious.

Maple Bacon Butter, a sweet and savory combination of maple syrup, crispy bacon and unsalted butter is perfect for serving with savory breads or hot cakes.

If you’re like me, you get inspired to make new dishes you see on cooking shows. My idea for making this awesome Maple Bacon Butter came from a recent episode of  Burgers, Brew and ‘Que on the Food Network.

The host, Michael Symon visited the Incline Public House in Cincinnati, Ohio  to see what was cooking. One of their famous dishes is a Serrano Chili Waffle with Cajun Fried Chicken served with this AMAZING butter.

The next time I’m in Cincinnati, I’m going to that restaurant and tasting the real thing. I mean…how else and see how close I came with my version of pure butter heaven.

Maple Bacon Butter, a sweet and savory combination of maple syrup, crispy bacon and unsalted butter is the perfect when served with savory breads or hot cakes. It is literally melt in your mouth delicious.

MAKING MAPLE BACON BUTTER

Making this outrageously delicious butter was pretty simple, just getting the right amount of maple syrup was the challenge. Even though the bacon pieces add a smoky flavor and crunch, the butter needed more bacon flavor. Just 1 tablespoon of bacon grease added the right amount of smoke to the butter.

Try this butter on Basil Corn Cakes for an amazing flavor combination!

Only 3 INGREDIENTS NEEDED

  • Butter – unsalted butter is the way to go here. Most bacon has so much sodium that using salted butter might make this amazing flavored butter…wait for it…way too salty!
  • Bacon – thick-cut bacon is my bacon of choice. Really…who wants thin bacon when you can have thick, meaty slices. Enough said!
  • Maple Syrup – the best choice is pure maple syrup. It’s pricey, but so worth it. Pancake syrup is okay if that’s what you have.
Basil Corn Cakes with Maple Bacon Butter

FREEZING MAPLE BACON BUTTER

This butter can easily be stored in the freezer for up to three months…in a covered tub. Pure maple syrup doesn’t freeze solid, so while it’s doable, making a frozen butter roll to slice later isn’t recommended.

Maple Bacon Butter

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Maple Bacon Butter, a sweet and savory combination of maple syrup, crispy bacon and unsalted butter is the perfect when served with savory breads or hot cakes. It is literally melt in your mouth delicious.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 11 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 128

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, (2 sticks), at room temperature
  • 2 slices bacon, crisp, chopped small
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp bacon grease

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Cook bacon until crisp. Crumble into small pieces.
  • In a small bowl, combine the butter, bacon, bacon grease and syrup with a spoon. Beat until light and fluffy.
  • Transfer to small container, cover and refrigerate up to one week.

NOTES

Will keep for up to 1 week tightly covered in the refrigerator.
Can be stored in the freezer for up to three months in a tightly covered tub.

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving: 1Tablespoon | Calories: 128kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.73g | Protein: 0.47g | Fat: 13.47g | Saturated Fat: 7.99g | Cholesterol: 33.15mg | Sodium: 21.3mg | Potassium: 14.47mg | Sugar: 1.51g | Vitamin A: 354.55IU | Calcium: 6.13mg
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American

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Maple Bacon Butter, a sweet and savory combination of maple syrup, crispy bacon and unsalted butter is perfect for serving with savory breads or hot cakes. It is literally melt in your mouth delicious.

 

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2 Comments

  1. Hi Vickie. Yes, I freeze my leftovers when I make this…but maple syrup won’t freeze to a solid. The best way is to freeze it in a tub container with a tight fitting lid 😃.

  2. Can this be frozen

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