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{June 7, 2010}   Maple-Bacon Breakfast Rolls

This is a great favorite in my family!  Made ’em for the first time a few months ago, and repeated the recipe again yesterday morning for breakfast.

Used the recipe from here –

Chillin in the fridge


  • 1 box of precooked bacon (approx 10-15 slices)
  • 1 can (8oz) Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
  • 3 tbsp butter (softened – not melted)
  • 5 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup powdered/confectioner’s/icing sugar)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
  2. Microwave bacon as directed until crisp.  Pat off excess grease using paper towels and then set aside to cool
  3. Unroll dough on work surface and pinch to seal the seams.  You should end up with a nice looking rectangle 🙂
  4. In a small bowl, mix 2 tbsp of the butter and 2 tbsp of the syrup with a wire whisk until creamy (or you can use a fork, but the whisk is a lot easier).  Spread mixture evenly over the dough and up to the edges.
  5. Finely chop the bacon – I just break it apart into small pieces.  Set aside the equivalent of about 2 slices for later, and spread the remaining bacon evenly over the butter mixture.
  6. Roll up the dough starting at the shorter end and gently pinch the edge to seal.
  7. Wrap the roll in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 5-10 minutes to chill.
  8. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper (this is much easier than greasing a cookie sheet, because these can get a little sticky)
  9. Unwrap the roll, putting it seam side down on a cutting board.  I actually just put it on a paper plate because that saves an extra dish and works just as well.
  10. Using a serrated knife, cut the roll into 12 slices and then place them (cut sides up) on cookie sheet.
  11. Bake until golden brown (about 8-10 minutes).  While they are in the oven, you can get a head start on the icing.
  12. Once they are cooked, you can transfer the paper to a cooling rack for 5 minutes, but I just leave them on the cookie sheet.
  13. Icing — In a small bowl (you can re-use the same bowl from earlier), mix the powdered sugar, 1 tbsp butter, and 3 tbsp of syrup with wire whisk until smooth.  The icing will be pretty thick, and you may need to add some extra syrup.  You’ll know it’s right when little “strings” of icing stick to the sides while you are stirring.
  14. Drizzle icing over rolls (don’t go overboard.  This icing is very sweet and you don’t need to add the entire amount by any means!)  Garnish with reserved bacon and serve warm.


The recipe makes 12…  I had 3 and Shane ate all the rest!!!!  So you know it must be good!!!!  🙂


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