Monday, April 2, 2012

Maple Bacon Biscuits

These biscuits are so yummy on a chilly morning.  A couple of weeks ago my mom posted pictures from the Maple Syrup Festival.  This recipe is a delcious way to use one of nature's sweetest gifts - maple syrup.  This is a very forgiving recipe, and a very delicious recipe at that.  To start off, you need:

  • 1/2 pound of bacon. cut into pieces, cooked in a skillet on the stove
  • 1/8-1/4 cup flour (depending on how much bacon grease you use)
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4-1/2 brown sugar (depending on how sweet you want your biscuits to be)
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
After you cook the bacon on the stove, remove it using a slotted spoon and place the bacon in the bottom of a round baking dish.  I use a springform pan, but it isn't a necessity.  Add the flour to the grease on the stove, and stir to get all of those yummy bacon drippings off of the bottom of the pan.  If for some reason you have a lot of bacon grease, you may want to remove part of it first. After the flour is stirred in, add the maple syrup and brown sugar to the pan and heat to combine.  As the syrup is warming up, sprinkle the chopped pecans in the bottom of your baking dish on top of the bacon.  After the syrup is warm and bubbly, pour it over the bacon and pecan pieces and you end up with this......Mmmmmmm.....

Now, you could use your favorite biscuit recipe and make homemade biscuits to top the warm, gooey syrup, but I was in a hurry when I last made these, so I used canned biscuit dough.  Just place the biscuits on top of the syrup nice and snug.

If you do as I did and use premade biscuits, bake your dish at the temperature on the package.  You will likely need to bake them for LONGER than the package says since you have them all snug as a bug in a rug in the pan.  As soon as the biscuits look like they are baked, pull the pan out of the oven and carefully invert the pan on a serving dish, and this is what you get.  Seriously, these are delicious...

Happy Cooking!

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