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Bacon Baklava


  • 1-1/2 pounds bacon strips
  • 1 cup toasted chopped almonds
  • 3/4 cup chopped dates
  • 10 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 20 sheets phyllo dough (14 inches x 9 inches)
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange zest


  • 1. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain.
  • 2. Coarsely crumble bacon into a food processor; add almonds and dates. Cover and process until finely chopped.
  • 3. Brush a 13x9-in. baking pan with some of the butter. Unroll phyllo dough; trim to fit into pan.
  • 4. Layer five sheets of phyllo dough in prepared pan, brushing each with butter. (Keep remaining dough covered with plastic wrap and a damp towel to prevent it from drying out.) Sprinkle with a third of the bacon mixture. Repeat layers twice. Top with remaining phyllo dough, brushing each sheet with butter.
  • 5. Using a sharp knife, cut into 1-1/2-in. diamond shapes. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 6. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Pour over warm baklava. Cool completely on a wire rack. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 235 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 485mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 8g protein.


Average Rating: 3.4
  • bonito15
    Mar 24, 2018

    This was alot easier than i thought it would be and tastes alot like regular baklava but better - with bacon it had to be. Very good

  • Summy
    Dec 14, 2011

    I can't wait to make it.

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