Boozy Bacon Cherry Crumble with dark sweet cherries, bourbon maple syrup, oats and BACON! Head down the road to Delicioustown!
I know people that salivate at the word, “Bacon”. They drool like puppies at the smell of sizzling hickory-smoked strips of meaty goodness.
Okay, maybe the “they” is me. But I’m not alone.
Lehigh Valley was the home to A&B meats, a leading producer of processed pork products.
Our minor league baseball team is the Iron Pigs. Of course one of their mascots resembles a pig and another a strip of bacon.
I’ve been known to sneak bacon into recipes before like Cinnamon Bacon Donuts, Waffles, Potato Hash, Pretzels, Hot Bacon Dressing and Biscuits.
For today’s recipe I pulled out all the stops. Dark sweet cherries, maple sugar, bourbon maple syrup, oats and a double shot of bacon. You’ll get bacon every scoop of fruit AND in the crumble topping!
Enjoy this sweet treat warm alone or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Oh heck make it Cherry Vanilla!
Boozy Bacon Cherry Crumble #SundaySupper
- 3 cups dark sweet cherries, pitted fresh or frozen
- 6 strips thick sliced bacon
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup bourbon maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- 1 tablespoon bacon fat
- 1/2 cup maple sugar
- Fry bacon until crisp. Remove and drain on paper towels. Chop and set aside. Reserve bacon grease for topping.
- Mix together cherries, syrup, water, vanilla and half the bacon.
- Pour into baking dish.
- Mix together oats, butter, bacon fat and maple sugar. Sprinkle over fruit mixture. Dot with the rest of the bacon.
- Bake at 375 for approximately for 45 minutes to an hour allowing juices to thicken and topping to bake through.
- Serve warm alone or with ice cream if desired.
Thank you Erica of The Crumby Cupcake and Shelby from Grumpy’s Honeybunch for hosting this event!
Food for Thought…What is your favorite way to enjoy bacon? I’d love to hear your ideas in a comment below!
This week’s Sunday Supper salute to bacon has something for everyone who loves this smoky salty sweet treat.
Bacon in Appetizers
Bacon for Breakfast
Bacon for Dessert
Bacon for Dinner
Bacon in Beverages
Bacon for Lunch
Bacon as a Side Dish
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