Strawberry Candied Bacon

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This sweet and savory Strawberry Candied Bacon will be a delight to your taste buds- Bacon sweetened with strawberry jam and baked to crispy perfection!

Strawberry Candied Bacon Recipe-- MUST. TRY. IMMEDIATELY!

Last month I spent some time in in sunny California (read more about my AMAZING California Strawberries Farm Tour here). I guess you could say that I was inspired by all things strawberry! Everything I ate had some strawberry spin on it. And strawberries are healthy so I’m pretty sure I ate health food all weekend.

Strawberry Candied Bacon Recipe

Nevermind that I had fresh herbs and farmers cheese stuffed strawberries rolled in pecan bacon dust

peanut butter, strawberry jam, and bacon Kobe slider served on brioche with waffle fries and strawberry ketchup,

and Salted Caramel Bacon Strawberry Brownies among other such health foods. 

Anybody else sensing this strawberry bacon theme?

Strawberry Candied Bacon Recipe with strawberry jam


I just couldn’t help myself. The first moment I had some bacon in the house I ran to the kitchen to make strawberry candied bacon! I have never done the whole bacon-in-dessert thing until just now (I’m a late-bloomer). Oh you must try it- you MUST!

Strawberry Candied Bacon- I can't wait to try this recipe!

And with that toast and a drippy egg? What have I done?!

PS: My mom immediately wanted to chop it up and tuck it into her bacon beans recipe <— can you even?!


Strawberry Candied Bacon

This sweet and savory Strawberry Candied Bacon will be a delight to your taste buds- Bacon sweetened with strawberry jam and baked to crispy perfection!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 16 strips
Calories 275kcal


  • 1 pound bacon
  • 1/4 Cup strawberry jam
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • Line a baking sheet with foil. Place a baking rack on top (or use a broiling pan so that the bacon fat can drain off).
  • Coat bacon slices in jam or pie preserves. Sprinkle with brown sugar.
  • Bake until crispy (15-20 minutes depending on the thickness of your bacon). Let cool and drain on paper towels.


  • I made this with strawberry jam as well as strawberry pie preserves- both were a hit!
  • You can use raw or the packaged/cooked bacon. If using the precooked bacon check after every 5 minutes so that it doesn't burn.


Serving: 16g | Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 45mg | Potassium: 4mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg


Sweet and Savory Strawberry Candied Bacon Recipe


Wouldn’t you know it? I have genius friends too- check out my friend Jenny of Picky Palate’s raspberry version. I was so happy to see that we’re on the same page! 🙂

- Katrina

12 Responses to “Strawberry Candied Bacon”

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    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — August 11, 2014 at 8:31 am

    I am totally sending this to my Canadian father in law who swears by strawberry jam and bacon on toast. You just wrapped it all into one mind-blowing sweet/savory/bacony package. Daughter-in-law of the year if I make this for him? I say yes.

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      Katrina Bahl — August 22, 2014 at 10:10 am

      I hope he loves it, Erin! Thanks!!

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    Angie | Big Bear's Wife — August 11, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    I love can not get enough strawberries in my life! I would love this! I bet that this recipe could even get my strawberry disliking husband to love strawberries!!

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      Katrina Bahl — August 22, 2014 at 10:10 am

      There are people out there who don’t like strawberries!?!?!?!! 😉

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    Sarah @ SnixyKitchen — August 11, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    Oh no you didn’t! I love candied bacon, but this?! This takes it even one step further on the delicious scale. Maybe as an ice cream topping?? YUM!

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      Katrina Bahl — August 22, 2014 at 10:09 am

      Ooooh now you’re talking! I couldn’t stop from snacking on it straight up but I’m SO trying ice cream next time! Flat out genius.

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    Garlic Girl — August 11, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    Oh, what???!!! You are pure evil in the most delightful way!
    Come back to California soon! 🙂

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      Katrina Bahl — August 22, 2014 at 10:08 am

      I would love to hang out with you again soon 🙂 Thanks Jodi!

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    Emily of Sugar Plum — August 13, 2014 at 1:56 am

    Strawberry bacon sounds pretty amazing! I need this in my life.

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      Katrina Bahl — August 22, 2014 at 10:05 am

      Yes you do! It was really amazing and addictive.

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    Kate @ Diethood — June 24, 2015 at 11:07 am

    OH.EM.GEE. Seriously? You’re my favorite!! This is genius!

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      Katrina Bahl — June 29, 2015 at 11:26 am

      Ha!! Thanks Kate. It’s reeeeeeally good crumbled over ice cream 🙂

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