The inspiration for this dish came to me one afternoon while I was strolling home through Greek Town.  The rich sweetness of Baklava pairs wonderfully with the smokiness and saltiness of good bacon.  This dessert delivers on the crunch of the paper thin phyllo dough with the gooey maple syrup tying the dates and bacon together for an complete sensory experience of tastes.

Please vote for the Maple Bacon Baklava in the Nueske’s Amateur Bacon Cook-off!

Nueske’s Bacon
Dried Dates
Maple Sugar
Brown Sugar
White Sugar
Phyllo dough