Scallops in Maple-Glazed Bacon

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes
  • Total Time: 26 minutes
  • Yield: 24 scallops (12 appetizer portions, 3-4 dinner servings) 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


  • 24 bacon slices (try for the center cut variety if you can find it)
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 24 sea scallops (the large kind, and ask for dry scallops)
  • Fresh ground pepper for garnish
  • Fresh chopped chives for garnish


  1. Partially cook bacon in a large skillet until halfway done. Remove, drain and cool until you can safely handle the bacon.
  2. Wrap each scallop in bacon and secure with a toothpick. Using a pastry brush, paint all over with maple syrup.
  3. Turn the broiler on high. Line a rimmed baking pan with foil and place a cooling rack in the pan. Place the scallops on the pan and broil for 2-3 minutes per side, watching them through the door to make sure the bacon isn’t burning. After they have cooked for 2-3 minutes on the first side, carefully remove the pan from the oven, turn them over with tongs, and pop them back in for another 2-3 minutes.
  4. Remove to a serving plate, garnish with chives and pepper and serve at once.