Balsamic Duck Bacon Deviled Eggs

I believe every day should have a little decadence to it. So much of life is stressful and hectic, it’s nice to add a little extra something, when and where you can. One surefire way to do so, I’ve found, is to incorporate duck into my meal plan for the day. Be it duck fat, duck confit, duck eggs, duck whatever – it’s a little way to feel like a fabulous and rich member of the aristocracy.

Don’t ask me why I feel this way. I realize that duck is a lot more common these days and can be found pretty much everywhere. I also realize that ducks themselves probably eat literal garbage and exist daily in ponds ripe with…other unsavory matters. But whatever, I feel like a 1920’s tycoon that’s about to go hang out with Jay Gatsby when I eat duck. Let me have this.

These deviled eggs are a great way to add some heart stuttering (literally) decadence to your day without actually doing any heavy lifting. They come together super quickly and will impress an audience, or just yourself, with minimal effort.

I topped mine with some smoked bourbon pepper, for a little extra punch, and they were a knockout. The bite of the balsamic glaze balances the heaviness of the duck bacon, and the pepper tops it all off. I’d rate these a 10/10, and not just because I came up with them.


  • A dozen hard boiled eggs
  • 3 tbsp light mayo
  • Balsamic glaze – I just kinda eyeballed it when drizzling on. I also bought my glaze, but you can make a homemade one if your heart so desires
  • 6 slices duck bacon
  • Smoked bourbon pepper (or just regular pepper if you can’t get smoked)


  • Peel your hard-boiled eggs and cut into halves
  • Combine yolks and mayo. Once well mixed and smooth, pipe or spoon into egg halves
  • Cook bacon on stove – I seared mine for about 2-3 minutes on each side
  • Remove bacon from stove, and once cool, chop into small pieces
  • Drizzle each egg with a generous amount of balsamic glaze and top with a few pieces of chopped bacon
  • Serve and enjoy!

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