Summer is a time where magical things happen. It’s warm, the sun actually shines, people leave the couch and actually do things, and I’m convinced it’s socially acceptable to partake in what I call “grillin ‘n’ chillin” as often as desired. These things are cool, but there are a few things I consider to be even more magical: summer fruits and bacon (duh).

I literally live for nectarines. I am so obsessed I even bought them before they were totally in season to make this recipe because I couldn’t wait any longer. Stone fruits are so incredible because when you sprinkle a little sugar on top and thrown them in the oven (or on the grill!) they completely transform into a high-quality dessert in less than fifteen minutes. Note, this means you can totally use peaches instead of nectarines. This shit’s versatile.

And then I realized, why just have caramelized nectarines when you can have caramelized nectarines with bacon?

Caramelized Nectarines with Bacon

  • Prep Time:2 minutes
  • Cook Time:10 minutes
  • Total Time:12 minutes
  • Servings:2-4
  • Easy


  • 2 slices bacon
  • 2 nectarines
  • 1/4 cup sugar (I used coconut)
  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 500º F.

  • Step 2

    Slice bacon in half length-wise, so the strip is half as wide, then dice.

  • Step 3

    In a medium frying pan over medium-low heat, add diced bacon and sauté for about 4 minutes, or until nearly cooked. Do not cook completely.

  • Step 4

    Remove bacon to a paper towel-lined plate to absorb the grease. Pat the bacon as dry as possible.

    Photo by Analiese Trimber
  • Step 5

    Once dried from the grease, chop bacon into very small pieces. Set aside.

  • Step 6

    Slice your nectarines in half and remove the pits.

  • Step 7

    Place in a medium-sized oven-safe pan or dish.

  • Step 8

    Sprinkle sugar onto nectarines.

    Photo by Analiese Trimber
  • Step 9

    Put in oven for one minute.

  • Step 10

    Take pan out of the oven, sprinkle bacon onto each nectarine, and top with more sugar (this is the caramelized bacon part!).

    Photo by Analiese Trimber
  • Step 11

    Place back in oven for about 5 minutes or until sugar is melted and bacon is fully cooked.

    Photo by Analiese Trimber
  • Step 12

    Top with ice cream and cry tears of joy.

    Photo by Analiese Trimber