Pumpkin Pie with Bacon Bourbon Brittle

by Rockin’ Dave of Rockin’ Dave’s Bistro & Backstage Lounge
661 NE Greenwood Ave. in Bend • 541-318-8177

1 Pie Crust (prebaked)

Filling Recipe:
1/3 cup Sugar
1 tsp Cinnamon
¾ tsp Salt
½ tsp Ginger
¼ tsp Cloves
¼ tsp Nutmeg
2 Eggs + 1 Egg Yolk
2 cups Unsweetened Pumpkin Puree
2/3 cup Sweetened Condensed Milk
1/3 cup Cream
2 Tbsp Maple Syrup
2 tsp Vanilla Extract

Whipped Cream:
1 cup Cream
1 tsp Vanilla
¼ cup Powdered Sugar

Candied Bacon Recipe:
12 Strips Thick Cut Bacon
3 Tbsp Bourbon
3 Tbsp Brown Sugar

Brittle Recipe:
1 cup Sugar
½ cup Corn Syrup
½ cup Water
1 Tbsp Butter
2 Tbsp Bourbon
1 tsp Vanilla
1 tsp Baking Soda
½ cup Chopped Pecans
Salt for Sprinkling


  1. Preheat oven to 325°
  2. Whisk Sugar, Cinnamon, Salt, Ginger, Cloves and Nutmeg in a large bowl until no clumps remain.
  3. Add Eggs, Pumpkin, Condensed Milk, Cream, Syrup and Vanilla. Whisk until smooth.
  4. Pour into prepared pie crust.
  5. Bake until edges are soft and slightly puffed but center is still wobbly like gelatin. (approx. 60-70 min)
  6. Let cool completely before slicing.
  7. Top with a spoonful of Whipped Cream and a sliver of Brittle.

Bacon Bourbon Brittle

Candied Bacon Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°
  2. Lay Bacon on foil-lined sheet tray.
  3. Brush with Bourbon and sprinkle with Brown Sugar on both sides.
  4. Bake for 10-12 minutes until caramelized and crispy.
  5. Cut into small pieces.

Brittle Instructions:

  1. Line ½ sheet tray with non stick baking pad.
  2. In medium saucepan combine Sugar, Corn Syrup, and Water over medium heat. Stir constantly until it starts to boil.
  3. Increase heat to high and cook without stirring until it reaches 290° (golden amber color)
  4. Immediately remove from heat and stir in Butter, Bourbon, Vanilla, Baking Soda, Candied Bacon and Pecans.
  5. Pour mixture into prepared sheet tray and spread as thin as possible using a wooden spoon.
  6. Sprinkle with Salt and cool for 20 minutes.
  7. Break into pieces and store in an airtight container.

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