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Heart-Shaped Bacon

Heart Shaped Bacon

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If the way to your lover's heart is through their stomach, then you need this simple technique for turning bacon into hearts. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Seasonal Valentine's Day
Ingredient Bacon
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 12 hearts
Author Amy Reiley


  • 6 strips of thick-cut apple wood smoked bacon


  • Preheat oven to 425 degress.
  • Cut the strips of uncooked bacon in half lengthwise.
  • Like a baking sheet, (one with a lip around all four sides), with parchment. (Lining the baking sheet is optional but it does prevent sticking.) Using a baking sheet with an edge is a must because it keeps the grease from running into your oven.
  • Shape each of the 12 slices into hearts, with the two ends meeting at the point. If you can, tuck one end under the other to try to keep the hearts from falling apart during cooking. (Remember that bacon shrinks as it cooks.)
  • Cook for 10-12 minutes until the bacon is crisp. (Depending on thickness, the bacon may need to cook longer. Check it frequently until it is crisp and golden.)