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Maple Bacon Crack

This Maple Bacon Crack recipe is the perfect sweet and salty breakfast pastry for the holiday season! Made with crescent rolls, brown sugar, and pecan pieces, this easy-to-make recipe tastes just like an overnight French toast casserole, but is ready in less time. The chopped bacon adds a delicious savory flavor to the dish, while the pure maple syrup gives it a touch of sweetness. Simply bake in the oven and serve warm for a delectable treat that everyone will love!

Maple Bacon Crack - You'll love this sweet and salty breakfast pastry this holiday season! Everyone raves that it's delicious! This easy to make maple bacon crack tastes just like an overnight french toast casserole.

Easy breakfast pastries are my jam.  I’ve had a couple crescent roll dough cans in the refrigerator and I’ve been craving a bacon-infused breakfast dessert for the fall season. I love breakfast pastries that are both sweet and savory while being filling at the same time.

Maple Bacon Crack - You'll love this sweet and salty breakfast pastry this holiday season! Everyone raves that it's delicious! This easy to make maple bacon crack tastes just like an overnight french toast casserole.

Guys, this Maple Bacon Crack is addictive!  Just one bite and you’ll wonder where this recipe has been all your life! I promise it’ll be a hit this fall season, plus it’s perfect for the holidays.

This easy breakfast pastry tastes just like an overnight french toast bake. Even better that it doesn’t take long to prepare and doesn’t call for a ton of extra ingredients!

Maple Bacon Crack - You'll love this sweet and salty breakfast pastry this holiday season! Everyone raves that it's delicious! This easy to make maple bacon crack tastes just like an overnight french toast casserole.

Crescent roll dough is incredibly versatile and you won’t even be able to taste that specific taste everyone talks about with store-bought dough.  Instead, you’ll adore every salty bacon piece along with fresh maple syrup and caramelized brown sugar.

I’ll be skipping the overnight french toast casserole this year for Christmas and I’ll be making this easy Maple Bacon Crack.

If you’d like to skip the pecan pieces in this recipe, swap it out with more bacon. I mean, who doesn’t love bacon? I always have pecans stocked in the pantry and these nuts are a delicious addition to this breakfast pastry.

Maple Bacon Crack - You'll love this sweet and salty breakfast pastry this holiday season! Everyone raves that it's delicious! This easy to make maple bacon crack tastes just like an overnight french toast casserole.

If you’re a fan of easy breakfast pastries, then you’ll love this sweet and salty combination. Everyone raves how delicious this maple bacon dessert is for a quick breakfast!

You’ll also love this Cherry Cream Cheese Danish for the holiday season!  It’s a favorite for Christmas!

Maple Bacon Crack Recipe

Maple Bacon Crack

You'll love this sweet and salty breakfast pastry this holiday season! Everyone raves that it's delicious! This easy to make maple bacon crack tastes just like an overnight french toast casserole but it's made in less time!
4.79 from 14 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 42 minutes
Total Time 52 minutes
Course Breakfast & Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 8 slices bacon
  • 1 tube crescent rolls
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecan pieces

Instructions
 

  • Cook bacon until soft; not crunchy. I baked mine in a 400 degree F. oven for 18 minutes. Drain bacon and chop; set aside.
    Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Spray with cooking spray.
    Roll out crescent roll dough onto parchment paper. Pinch seams to make a single sheet. Prick crescent roll dough all over with a fork.
    Spread half the maple syrup on top of the dough using a pastry brush. 
    Evenly spread 3/4 cup brown sugar on top.
    Top with chopped bacon and chopped pecan pieces. 
    Drizzle with maple syrup.
    Bake in oven 22-25 minutes.
    Allow to cool then cut into pieces and serve. 

Nutritional information is only an estimate and it's accuracy is not guaranteed to be exact.

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22 Responses

    1. Rimmed Cookie Sheet (Standard Size): These usually measure about 17 by 12 inches. They’re great for baking cookies and other small baked goods.
      Large Baking Pan (or Half-Sheet Pan): These are typically around 18 by 13 inches, slightly larger than a standard cookie sheet. This size is typical in professional kitchens and is versatile for baking various items, from cookies to roasts.

      1. Thank you for clarification! 😊
        I am looking forward to making this for a family party, tomorrow.
        Do you have any tips on how to roll out the crescent roll to fit the pan? (If I remember correctly it can be a little challenging spreading out the dough)

        1. Sure! To easily roll out crescent roll dough for your Maple Bacon Crack, try these simple steps:

          Let the dough warm up a bit (not too cold right out of the fridge).
          Dust a little flour on your counter or rolling surface to prevent sticking.
          Gently unroll the dough on the floured surface.
          If it tears, pinch it back together.
          Use your hands or a rolling pin to spread to fit your pan size.
          Don’t stress about getting it perfect – it’ll still taste great!

          Good luck, and enjoy your family party!

    1. Yes, you can make Maple Bacon Crack ahead of time and freeze it for later use.
      Here’s how you can do it:

      Prepare the Maple Bacon Crack following the instructions in the recipe up until the baking step.
      Instead of baking it, let the assembled pastry cool completely.
      Once cooled, cut the pastry into pieces or leave it whole, depending on your preference.
      Wrap the individual pieces or the whole pastry tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil to prevent freezer burn.
      Place the wrapped Maple Bacon Crack in a freezer-safe container or resealable plastic bag for additional protection.
      Label the container with the date and contents for easy identification.
      Store in the freezer for up to 2-3 months.

      To serve the frozen Maple Bacon Crack:

      Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
      Remove the frozen pastry from the freezer and unwrap it.
      If the pastry was cut into pieces, place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
      If the pastry was left whole, you can still place it on a baking sheet.
      Bake the frozen Maple Bacon Crack in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes or until it’s heated through and slightly crispy.
      Allow it to cool for a few minutes before cutting into pieces and serving.
      Keep in mind that freezing and reheating may slightly alter the texture, but it should still be delicious!

  1. It’s incredible how 5 simple ingredients and come together to create something so amazing! I can definitely see how this would be addicting.

  2. 5 stars
    Hold on a sec, I have to wipe the drool off my phone. This looks SO freaking good. Salt and sweet is my jam, there’s no way I’m sharing this!!

  3. 5 stars
    Oh my goodness, I can’t believe how easy this is! Especially for a show-stopping breakfast you can whip up in 10 minutes!!

  4. Wow, looks so delicious and rich. I will certainly serve this during family get together or any other occasion. This will be a hit as Christmas morning breakfast.

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