Maple Bacon Deviled Eggs

It’s spring, Easter is just days away, and Maple Bacon Deviled Eggs are calling your name… Right? A hint of sweet from the maple syrup, the smokiness of delicious bacon, a bit of heat from sriracha and Fresno chile, and you’ve got to have some fresh herbs in spring. My Maple Bacon Deviled Eggs are a fresh spin on a classic that everyone loves on their Easter brunch or dinner table!

Maple Bacon Deviled Eggs

👩🏻‍🍳 Tamara Talks – Easter and Deviled Eggs

Easter is a lovely time… It’s spring, and signs of new life are all around. For the practicing Christian, Easter carries special significance. I love this time of year!

This year, it’s extra special, as a few of my favorite bloggers have brought you a stellar collection of recipes to grace your vibrant Easter table! Be sure to check each one out – just scroll down a bit to find all the deliciousness. A special “shout out” is warranted to my friend Lynn from The Road to Honey for organizing this event. Jump to the Recipe…

Love. Love. Eggs. A few years ago, eggs ended up on that “list.” You know? The one that had foods on it that you aren’t supposed to eat? Too much fat. Too much cholesterol. Rubbish. I said that then, and I repeat that now. Eggs are an important part of a healthy diet. Certainly if you’re into fitness at all, you recognize the value of eggs. We start most days with an egg, and if not in the morning, we’re eating Maple Bacon Deviled Eggs. I’m on a roll…  😉

I had the Deviled Eggs at Bodega, a local bistro and tavern. I was intrigued by the combination of maple, dried chile, puffed sorghum, and bacon. Have you heard me wax poetic about sweet/spicy/smoky flavor combos? Surely you have. I love that combination!

I was unable to find puffed sorghum (which added great texture), but I think I came close with the maple, bacon, and chile. I used sriracha in the egg mixture, and garnished the eggs with finely minced Fresno chile (both sweet and hot). Given that this is an Easter/spring recipe, fresh herbs are in order. I just happen to have gorgeous chives in my garden.

📋 Ingredients Notes

  • bacon
  • shallot – You can substitute red onion.
  • hard-boiled eggs
  • maple syrup
  • sriracha sauce – Sriracha is spicy. If you’re uncertain, you may want to start with ½ teaspoon sriracha sauce, and adjust to taste.
  • plain Greek yogurt – I use nonfat.
  • olive oil mayonnaise – Regular mayonnaise is fine as well.
  • dijon mustard
  • sea salt and pepper
  • Fresno chile – We like heat! Fresno chile is variable, but it is a spicy chile. It’s a sweet heat that compliments the smoky bacon and sweet maple. If you love the pop of red color, but don’t want the spicy red chile, finely mince a bit of red sweet pepper.
  • fresh chives – We love the color and flavor of the fresh chives, but they’re optional.

🔪 Step-By-Step Instructions

  1. Prepare the bacon and shallots – Cut bacon into “lardons” (½” slices), and fry until crisp. Crumble bacon to resemble large crumbs, using a knife if necessary. Remove all but about a teaspoon of the bacon drippings from the pan. Saute the minced shallot until soft. Cool.
  2. Prepare the eggs – Slice eggs lengthwise; pop the yolks into a medium-sized prep bowl (or food processor bowl), and arrange the whites on a plate.
  3. Prepare the egg yolk mixture – To the bowl, add the maple syrup, sriracha sauce, yogurt, mayonnaise, dijon mustard, salt, and pepper. Either pulse until smooth, or use the tines of a fork to smash and blend until a smooth, creamy consistency is achieved. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Fold in  the finely crumbled bacon, cooked and cooled shallot.
  4. Finish the deviled eggs – Pipe (see Tips) or spoon the yolk mixture into the egg white halves. Garnish with the minced chile and chives as desired.
Maple Bacon Deviled Eggs close up on a yellow bamboo platter with a print tea towel.

💭 Tips

Ugly eggs? I don’t always get perfect looking hard-boiled eggs. I have discovered Eggland’s Best Hard-Boiled Eggs that make really pretty deviled eggs, and are perfect every time. Perfectly Boiled Eggs Recipe from Serious Eats is helpful if you’re boiling your own.

I bought a large star tip to pipe the egg yolk mixture into the egg whites. I did not have the patience! If you love to be “fancy,” by all means pipe it in…

I use half nonfat plain yogurt, and half olive oil mayonnaise to reduce the fat and calories a bit. You may wish to use entirely one or the other. Also, egg yolks vary in size, so the amount of yogurt/mayo may need to adjust. You’re looking for a thick, creamy consistency.

Signature in red and green with chiles and limes. Healthyish Latin cuisine.

Maple Bacon Deviled Eggs

Maple Bacon Deviled Eggs

A hint of sweet from the maple syrup, the smokiness of bacon, a bit of heat from sriracha and Fresno chile, and fresh chives elevate these tasty deviled eggs!
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizers
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 115 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 slices thick bacon
  • 1 shallot - minced
  • 6 large eggs - hard boiled, cooled, peeled
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons sriracha sauce - (see notes)
  • 2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt - (see notes)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • sea salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 small Fresno chile - for garnish, minced (see notes)
  • fresh chives - for garnish, minced

Instructions

  • Prepare the bacon and shallots – Cut bacon into "lardons" (½" slices), and fry until crisp. Crumble bacon to resemble large crumbs, using a knife if necessary. Remove all but about a teaspoon of the bacon drippings from the pan. Saute the minced shallot until soft. Cool.
  • Prepare the eggs – Slice eggs lengthwise; pop the yolks into a medium-sized prep bowl (or food processor bowl), and arrange the whites on a plate.
  • Prepare the egg yolk mixture – To the bowl, add the maple syrup, sriracha sauce, yogurt, mayonnaise, dijon mustard, salt, and pepper. Either pulse until smooth, or use the tines of a fork to smash and blend until a smooth, creamy consistency is achieved. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Fold in  the finely crumbled bacon, cooked and cooled shallot.
  • Finish the deviled eggs – Pipe (see Tips) or spoon the yolk mixture into the egg white halves. Garnish with the minced chile and chives as desired.

Notes

We like heat! If you’re not a fan, you may want to start with 1/2 teaspoon sriracha sauce, and adjust to taste. Fresno chile is variable, but it is a spicy chile. It’s a sweet heat that compliments the smoky bacon and sweet maple, but you can eliminate one or both according to preference. 
I use half plain yogurt, and half olive oil mayonnaise to reduce the fat and calories a bit. You may wish to use entirely one or the other. Also, egg yolks vary in size, so the amount of yogurt/mayo may need to adjust. You’re looking for a thick, creamy consistency.
I bought a large star tip to pipe the egg yolk mixture into the egg whites. I did not have the patience! If you love to be “fancy,” by all means pipe it in…
If you love the pop of red color, but don’t want the spicy red chile, finely mince a bit of red sweet pepper.
We love the color and flavor of the fresh chives, but they’re optional.
I don’t always get perfect looking hard-boiled eggs. I have discovered Eggland’s Best Hard-Boiled Eggs that make really pretty deviled eggs, and are perfect every time. Perfectly Boiled Eggs Recipe from Serious Eats is helpful if you’re boiling your own.
Macronutrients are an approximation only from MyFitnessPal.com.

Nutrition

Calories: 115kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 8g

NOTE: Macronutrients are an approximation only using unbranded ingredients and MyFitnessPal.com. Please do your own research with the products you’re using if you have a serious health issue or are following a specific diet.

Did you make this recipe? Please leave a comment and/or star rating! Email us with any questions: tamara@beyondmeresustenance.com

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25 Comments

  1. I am gushing with love for that flavor profile. We love deviled eggs, and I am bit of a purist when it comes to classic deviled eggs. But, this combo seems perfect. I am intrigued too with mixing sweet spicy and smoky. I completely agree with the healthy approach, and long live eggs!

    1. I think it’d be hard to convince a deviled egg purist to love these! Lol. I guess I’m a bit of an ambassador for eggs, but I really feel they’re an important part of a healthy diet. Thanks so much Cindy!

  2. A little bit of spicy and a little bit of sweet is the best combo and I could go on and on about it as well! I haven’t had deviled eggs in forever and these have put the craving in me!

  3. Lol! I agree, the idea of “too” many eggs IS rubbish!! Eggs all, day every day if you ask me! Deviled eggs are a MUST for Easter and these look just delicious! LOVING that sweet and spicy combination! I could totally devour a few dozen of these and just call it dinner. 😉 Cheers!

  4. You honestly never know what to eat from one day to the next! One day it’s do not eat this, the other day it’s fine. Ugh. Me? I regularly eat eggs! Everything in moderation, I say! Love the maple + bacon combo. What a perfect app or snack! I know they wouldn’t last long around me 🙂