Louisiana Pecan Bacon Bread Recipe
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Louisiana Pecan Bacon Bread Recipe

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One Christmas, the babysitter brought gifts for my daughter and a basket of goodies, including pecan bread. When I make this bread, I remember that kind soul. —Marina Castle, Canyon Country, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 6 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips, chopped
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 198 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 242mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium-low heat until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Reserve drippings (about 2 tablespoons); cool slightly.
  2. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar and reserved drippings until smooth. Beat in egg. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt; add to cream cheese mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition. Fold in pecans, onion, pepper and bacon. Transfer to a greased 9x5-in. loaf pan.
  3. Bake 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool.
    Freeze option: Securely wrap cooled loaves in plastic wrap and foil, then freeze. To use, thaw in the refrigerator.
    Yield: 1 loaf (16 slices).
Originally published as Louisiana Pecan Bacon Bread in Simple & Delicious December/January 2016

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Ellie31773 User ID: 5796034 264972
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2017

"It's a very unique bread--one everyone in my office loves. Someone bakes it and brings it in several times a year for some celebration or another. It's a very good reason to have office parties :)"

Jellybug User ID: 53068 244802
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2016

"Wow Clogmore99..that was harsh..but if I won $500.00 for this bread, obviously its not the recipe that was "off", but the cook/baker! Just sayin! ; )"

beachykeen1952 User ID: 5792813 241433
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2016

"This is delicious. Even though the recipe doesn't call for it, I sauteed the onion and pepper a little before adding to the batter, and it turned out great. Next time, I would probably reduce the sugar to 1/4 cup, as a lot of recipes have way too much sugar."

clogmore99 User ID: 1524628 239712
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2015

"I was very intrigued by this contest winning recipe. What's not to like? Bacon, pecans, cream cheese. I thought this would be a great Christmas gift. I followed this recipe exactly and this is the weirdest thing I've ever made. It was baked properly, toothpick came out clean. It's very dense, looks raw, nothing I could share with anyone. I'm very disappointed with the ingredients that were wasted on this."

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