Welcome to Simple Fare, Fairly Simple. This is a place for me to post recipes of all kinds...along with other miscellaneous fodder from my so-called life here in the south. Who knows what you will find here. Could be anything from my husband...known as IT Guy...to my kids and beautiful grandbabies that are growing up way too fast right before my eyes. But...mostly this will be a place for food. I hope you'll see something you like and if you decide to try something from the list...leave me a comment and let me know!

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Maple Bacon Squares

Is it a dessert? Is it an appetizer? A meal? I’m not sure but it’s all the things it should be. As IT Guy put it, “it’s the most glorious thing I’ve ever eaten’. Okay...so I’m not sure that’s entirely true but it IS pretty stinkin’ delicious. And I’m not even a big maple person, except on pancakes. But I do love a maple/bacon combo. One of my goals is to go to VooDoo Donuts in Portland, Oregon to make myself sick on a couple of those bad boys. Someday. Anyway, in the meantime, you should try this fun little treat....and see if you don’t agree about how yummy it is.

Maple Bacon Squares
1 tube of refrigerated Grands Crescent Rolls
1/2 cup maple syrup
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 pound bacon ~ diced
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a 10x15 inch cookie sheet with foil then spray with cooking spray....REEEEEALYYYYY WELL. (You’ll be sorry if your don’t.)
In a medium skillet, cook the bacon until it’s almost done. You still want a little pink on it. It will continue to cook in the oven.
Press the crescent roll dough to fit the pan.
Drizzle half of the maple syrup onto the dough.
Sprinkle with 1/4 cup of the brown sugar.
Scatter partially cooked bacon on top.
Drizzle remaining maple syrup on top of bacon then sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup of brown sugar on top.
Bake for 25 - 30 minutes until caramelized.
Allow to cool then cut into squares.
Store in a covered container. Reheat in the oven.

Okay...let's get to gettin'!

Press the dough into your pan onto WELL GREASED foil, then poke all over with a fork.

Spread 1/2 of the maple syrup onto the dough then spread with the back of a spoon.

Then sprinkle with 1/4 
cup of the brown sugar.

Then add the partially cooked bacon. See how it's still pink? This is what you want because it will continue to cook in the oven.

Scatter the bacon on top.

Then drizzle with remaining maple syrup and sprinkle with the rest of the brown sugar.

Bake until caramelized and 
the dough is golden brown.
Allow to cool then cut into squares.