Durian in Bacon Cups

Preparation time

30 Minutes

Cooking time

30 Minutes


8 cups

Is it the bacon? Or the durian? No matter which side you pick, we're voting with both hands for this recipe!


This unlikely pairing comes out tops at the taste-o-meter for its surprisingly pleasant blend of flavours and beautiful colours.


16 - 20
slices of bacon
tablespoons of maple syrup
tablespoons of brown sugar
of durian flesh (about 9-10 large seeds of durian flesh)
tablespoons of plain yogurt
medium egg yolks
of sugar


Preheat oven to 180deg Celsius for 15 minutes. Coat both sides of each bacon with maple syrup, followed by brown sugar. Brown both sides of the sugar coated bacon in frying pan over medium heat. Remove browned bacons from frying pan and drain excess oil o
Prepare durian purée filling. Whisk egg yolk and sugar in a bowl until light and smooth (ribbon stage).
Heat durian flesh in a pot on low fire. With a balloon whisk, add yogurt and stir continuously to mix well. Gradually add whisked egg yolk into durian purée. Stir for about 3 minutes or until the mixture is mixed well. Heat off and let it cool.
Grease muffin moulds with butter. Line parchment paper in the greased muffin moulds. Wrap browned bacon around the sides and the base of each muffin mould. Fill in durian purée, and bake for 20 minutes.
When done, lift up parchment paper to remove bacon cups from the muffin moulds. Serve warm.

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