Bacon Salted Caramel Brownies
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Serves: 16
  • Recipe: Bacon Salted Caramel Brownies
  • Summary: Adapted from David Lebovitz, Inspired by Rebecca
  • Ingredients
For the salted bacon caramel:
  • 2 slices bacon
  • ½ c. heavy creamv
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 6 T. salted butter
  • For the brownies:
For the Brownies:
  • 8 T salted butter, cut into pieces
  • 6 oz. bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 c. flour
  1. In a small saucepan, fry two slices of bacon until crisp (I find it’s easiest to do this when the bacon is cut in half). Remove bacon, set aside, reserving bacon grease in the pan. Add cream to hot pan and let cool. When bacon is cool, crumble or chop finely.
  2. In a larger pan, heat the sugar over high heat until the mixture is liquid and a deep amber color. Add the butter and the cooled bacon cream all at once, and stir until the butter is melted. Add the chopped bacon and let the mixture cool thoroughly.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  4. Line an 8 inch square pan with two sheets of aluminum foil that covers the bottom and sides of the pan. Grease the foil with butter or a little Baker’s Joy.
  5. In a large microwaveable bowl, melt the butter and the chocolate together in the microwave (start with 30 seconds, and stir thoroughly, then microwave for 10 seconds at a time, stirring between each bout of nuking, until the chocolate is melted and incorporated into the butter) (You can also melt them together over the stove). Add the cocoa and whisk until smooth, then add in the eggs, one at a time, and the sugar, vanilla and finally the flour. Stir only until combined.
  6. Scrape half of the batter into the prepared pan. Then drop about a third of the bacon caramel, evenly spaced, over the brownie batter in the pan. It doesn’t have to cover the whole batter, but should be in splotches. Spread the remaining brownie batter over the top, then drop spoonfuls of the remaining caramel sauce over the top of the brownies and swirl.
  7. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes
  8. Cut into small pieces and enjoy the gooey, salted caramel bacon goodness.
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