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Louisiana Pecan Bacon Bread

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
    1 loaf (16 slices)


  • 6 bacon strips, chopped
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 50-60 minutes. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool.
    Freeze option: Securely wrap cooled loaves and freeze. To use, thaw in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 198 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 242mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • Stephan
    Oct 27, 2019

    "Clogmore99" - it's what one does when they've already been mad at the rest of the world for lesser things.

  • Naomie
    Jul 29, 2018

    First had this in the deep south. Have been making ever since and never a crumb left at any party. Thanks for sharing your version! A winner for sure!

  • Debbie
    May 9, 2018


  • Ellie31773
    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
    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
    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
    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.