Bakin’ With Bacon and the King


Hello Bacon Fans!   I’ve got another snack for you!

Yep – today I have something that I think you will find VERY tasty even though at first glance you might say……….. “WHAAAAT???”.    Trust me.   Have I ever let you down?     The apricot preserves and honey mustard make it absolutely POP!

Brats and Bacon Appetizer Pizza!


  • 1 tube (11 ounces) refrigerated thin pizza crust
  • 4 maple-flavored bacon strips, chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 3 fully cooked beer bratwurst links, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup apricot preserves
  • 2 teaspoons honey mustard
  • 2 cups shredded white or yellow cheddar cheese


  • Preheat oven to 400°. Unroll and press crust onto bottom and 1/2 in. up sides of a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake until edges are lightly browned, 8-10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon and onion over medium heat until bacon is crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Discard drippings.
  • Add bratwurst to same pan; cook and stir until browned, 2-3 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, mix preserves and mustard. Spread over crust; top with bratwurst, bacon mixture and cheese. Bake until cheese is melted, 8-10 minutes.


I can’t tell you how really yummy this is you simply have to try it for yourselves.    It’s a wild combo with the brats/bacon and sweet stuff but it’s just so yummy I know if you  make it once you will make it AGAIN!

Have a ROYAL weekend………!!  I am!

Hugs, Teddy, King of Baconia

28 responses »

  1. Definitely an odd combination! But it sounds like it would work. Apricot preserves are (is?) a great ingredient in so many dishes! Plus, Mom lets me lick some off her fingers when she uses it.

    Love and apricot licks,


  2. Sometimes those odd combos come out tasting so good, like the sandwiches with savory sandwich sauce baked with the sweet poppyseed dressing on top.

    Do not discard bacon drippings, though. My Sweetie’s mom (who died before i met him) used to keep a jar of bacon drippings and used it to season lots of foods, and we have done the same thing all our married lives. Bacon drippings can be subbed any time you need to saute onion, it can be melted into the pot of beans that will be served over rice, lots of stuff. In fact, i could write a lot more on how to use the bacon drippings and what’s left in the bottom of the cast iron skillet, but i don’t want to hijack your blog!


  3. This sounds scrumptious. Of course, our mom would leave off the onions. Apricot preserves are her favorite and she always has them in the fridge. Thanks for another good one, Teddy. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, angel Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer


    • This sounds like a rather wacky pile of stuff to put together but it is really delicious…..I’m sure not using onions wouldn’t make any difference – it’s the sweet/tangy apricot and honey mustard combo that POPS this recipe!


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