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Bacon, Basil (in place of lettuce), and Tomato form this BLT Deviled Egg.

Bacon, Basil (in place of lettuce), and Tomato form this BLT Deviled Egg. This appetizer may be simple, but it packs a punch. The secret is the candied bacon.

I first brought these babies to a little Easter party with friends a few years ago. I wasn’t sure how people would respond to deviled eggs. Are they out of fashion? I wasn’t prepared for the response. They were gobbled up and everyone was raving about them! Candied bacon, tomato, and basil in lieu of lettuce….it’s a BLT!  One friend even said they were the best deviled eggs she’d ever had. Now, you can totally use regular old cooked bacon in this recipe instead of the candied bacon, but let’s face it, if bacon makes everything better then candied makes everything even more better. Yes, that’s right, I totally just said more better.

Bacon, Basil (in place of lettuce), and Tomato form this BLT Deviled Egg. This appetizer may be simple, but it packs a punch. The secret is the candied bacon.

How to make the perfect hard-boiled egg:

1. Use “old” eggs that have been in your refrigerator for a week. They will be easier to peel.

2. Place eggs in a pan and fill with cold water. The water should cover the eggs by about an inch.

3. Place on the stove over high heat and bring the water to a boil.

4. Once the water is boiling, cover it with a lid, turn off the heat and set a timer for 10 minutes.

5. After 10 minutes, use tongs carefully remove the eggs from the water and transfer them to a bowl filled with ice and water.

6. Let cool for 15 minutes and refrigerate until ready to use.

A blt deviled eggs with tomatoes and basil in the background.
Bacon, Basil (in place of lettuce), and Tomato form this BLT Deviled Egg. This appetizer may be simple, but it packs a punch. The secret is the candied bacon.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 dozen hard-boiled eggs peeled
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon honey mustard
  • 4 strips candied bacon diced small
  • 2 handfuls small cherry tomatoes quartered
  • 1 handful basil leaves chopped
  • Chili powder to dust
Instructions
  • Slice each egg in half lengthwise and remove the yolk. Put all the yolks in a small mixing bowl and all the whites on a platter.
  • Add mayo and honey mustard to the yolks and mix until well combined and sort of fluffy.
  • Fold in the diced bacon, tomatoes, and basil (reserving a little of the basil for a garnish)
  • Spoon filling into the centers of the whites. Garnish with basil and dust with chili powder.
Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 57kcal | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 48mg | Potassium: 62mg | Vitamin A: 200IU | Vitamin C: 3.2mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.4mg
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Deviled Eggs
A blt deviled eggs with tomatoes and basil in the background.
Bacon, Basil (in place of lettuce), and Tomato form this BLT Deviled Egg. This appetizer may be simple, but it packs a punch. The secret is the candied bacon.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 dozen hard-boiled eggs peeled
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon honey mustard
  • 4 strips candied bacon diced small
  • 2 handfuls small cherry tomatoes quartered
  • 1 handful basil leaves chopped
  • Chili powder to dust
Instructions
  • Slice each egg in half lengthwise and remove the yolk. Put all the yolks in a small mixing bowl and all the whites on a platter.
  • Add mayo and honey mustard to the yolks and mix until well combined and sort of fluffy.
  • Fold in the diced bacon, tomatoes, and basil (reserving a little of the basil for a garnish)
  • Spoon filling into the centers of the whites. Garnish with basil and dust with chili powder.
Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 57kcal | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 48mg | Potassium: 62mg | Vitamin A: 200IU | Vitamin C: 3.2mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.4mg
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Deviled Eggs
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Wendy Scott
April 3, 2021 4:26 pm

5 stars
Two Thumbs Up! These were easy to make and a hit with all those trying them. I used Swerve brown as a sugar replacement with Maple Extract for the candied bacon. Delicious!

Juanita.k CAMPBELL
May 23, 2020 8:14 pm

I HAVE NEVER HEARD OF CANDY BACON DOES IT COME IN AN JAR OR AN REGULAR BACON PACKAGE,,, AND CAN I USE MY DRY BASIL INSTEAD OF FRESH? ??HELP

Alisha
May 23, 2020 3:01 pm

Where do u get candied bacon

Saundra Fractious
April 2, 2019 5:33 pm

Sounds great I will try, 1. I will use farm fresh or Organic egg(vaca in Brazil these cost a little more but noticeably tasty.)
2. I will add 1 or more spices-cumin, Italian herb, salt /pepper.
3. Celery(haven’t seen any here in Brazil)
4.Smoked, candied salmon. 5 cooked spinach.?
These are some addition I will try as well.
Thank you!

roseann lalli
December 30, 2018 10:22 pm

I love deviled eggs ty for the blt ones.

Lynettel
July 24, 2018 10:40 am

Can they be made one day ahead

George
July 14, 2018 11:46 am

5 stars
Friggen’ awesome!

April 20, 2017 3:50 pm

5 stars
Looks delicious!!

July 18, 2016 12:23 pm

These look so good and I will be making them this week.

lisa douglas
June 23, 2016 8:36 pm

How or where do u get candied bacon?

Patricia Robinson
June 23, 2016 4:40 pm

5 stars
Looks awesome, Now I know what I’m doing tomorrow..

January 13, 2016 10:09 pm

Great twist on a deviled egg – definitely trying!

January 13, 2016 2:05 pm

Whoa, I love your additions! Such yummy deviled eggs!!!

January 12, 2016 5:20 pm

Holy Rachel, these sound (and look) amaaaaazing! I would probably eat too many, haha. Yum.

December 29, 2015 3:10 am

Deviled eggs are definitely not out of fashion in my house – love them!!! And the thought of adding candied bacon makes my knees weak with anticipation. What a genius move.

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