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Monday, June 8, 2015

BBQ Bacon Pecan Pie

   This is the pie that started it all!  Stef from the Cupcake Project  posted her recipe and boasted about how it is better than your pie.  She made a fun twist on the classic pecan pie.  A BBQ-y bacony smoky sweet pie that taunted MiMi and inspired her to enter Pecan Pie Throw Down 2015!

Rather than a traditional crust, she made a bacon brown sugar shortbread crust.  Yes, you read that right.  Brown sugar, and bacon turned into a nice shortbread shell.

  So now take that base and add a filling full of maple syrup with a hint of BBQ sauce and you have yourself a pie!  She boils the syrup, BBQ sauce, a little milk and butter then stirs in lots of pecans.

     All that's left to do is bake it, cool it and anxiously await that first slice.

   It had a nice smoky flavor and thick tasty filling.If you like spiced nuts, this is the pie for you!  It is definitely worth a try.  For the full recipe, go here!


  1. Round 2...I love it! I'm following to see who wins.

  2. Quite unusual crust but looks awesome...

  3. What an interesting pie and strange ingredients but I bet it tasted good!

    1. Isn't it crazy?! It was a lot of fun to try and really delicious! At first I was embarrassed that my mom was picking fights, but we had so much fun doing this throw-down! This pie was definitely a great change-up to an old standby!