Pig candy

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Pig candy
Pig candy.jpg
Place of originUnited States
Serving temperatureWarm or cold
Main ingredientsSmoked bacon, pecans, caramel or brown sugar

Pig candy is a dessert made by taking thick strips of smoked bacon and pecans and coating them in caramel or another type of sugar, notably brown sugar.[1][2][3] Cayenne pepper[4] can be added and it can be dipped in chocolate.[5] This dish is then served warm or cold and is popular in the southern United States,[6] and it has also become very popular in Washington D.C..[3] It is similar to glazed bacon, featured on Martha Stewart Living.[7]

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  1. ^ Mamone, Karen (2003-03-03). "Southern Royalty". The Hartford Courant. Retrieved 24 November 2008.
  2. ^ Browne, Jill Conner; Gillespie, Karen (2007). The Sweet Potato Queens' First Big-Ass Novel. New York: Simon & Schuster. p. 302. ISBN 978-0-7432-7827-0.
  3. ^ a b Gold, Jonathan (2006-03-23). "Ask Mr. Gold: What is Pig Candy?". LA Weekly. Retrieved 24 November 2008.
  4. ^ "Delicious Pig Candy". 2005-08-22. Archived from the original on 2009-12-17. Retrieved 2009-05-18.
  5. ^ "1/2 lb. Roni-Sue Pig candy". Archived from the original on January 12, 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-18.
  6. ^ Donahue, Deirdre (2006-02-08). "Sweet Potato Queen dishes on marriage". USA Today. Retrieved 24 November 2008.
  7. ^ Allingham, Chris A. (2005-01-04). "Bacon - Pig Candy". The Virtual Weber Bullet. Retrieved 2009-05-18.

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