Bacon Wrapped Maple Scallops #SundaySupper

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These Maple Wrapped Scallops may be a bit elegant for the “Big Game” fare, but they are exactly the sort of tasty morsels I love to serve to my friends. The guys hover around the TV rooting for their favorite team and I’m typically in the kitchen with my girlfriends sipping on a crisp glass of Sauvignon Blanc trying to show a modicum of restraint around these irresistible appetizers. I made this scallops recipe for my book club years ago…and received the ultimate compliment. While biting into one of these bacon wrapped gems, one friend commented that these rivaled the seafood you’d find at the finest restaurant. And the bonus is that they are extremely simple to make!

This week’s Sunday Supper theme is Game Day Entertaining & Pairings. When having a party, we always have beer for the hubby, plus white and red wine. With munchies and appetizers, I find Sauvignon Blanc to be a perfect pairing. Gallo Family Vineyards has a lovely version at a great price point. Floral and fruity, it was perfect with these succulent scallops. The marinade is incredible…with the maple highlighting the sweetness of the seafood, the soy complementing their brininess, and the Dijon adding a hint of complexity without screaming mustard. Easy and wonderful. Cheers!

Check out all all the wonderful recipes for your next big bash from my Sunday Supper friends…along with the perfect wine recommendations for each:


Bacon Wrapped Maple Scallops


  • 3/4 cup real maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 12 large sea scallops
  • 12 slices of bacon
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar


  1. Whisk together maple syrup, soy sauce, and mustard. Add scallops and marinate one hour.
  2. Partially cook the bacon, it should still be pliable. Let cool slightly.
  3. Preheat oven to 375º. Line baking sheet with foil for easier clean up if desired.
  4. Wrap a slice of bacon around each scallop using a toothpick to secure. Place on baking sheet. Sprinkle with brown sugar.
  5. Bake till scallops are opaque and bacon is crisp, 10-15 minutes, turning at the half way point.
  6. Serve warm.

Yield:12 servings

    Total time: 1 hour 15 minutes

      Note: You can double the number of appetizers by cutting both the scallops and the bacon in half.


        Nutrition Facts
        Serving Size
        Amount Per Serving As Served
        Calories 2459kcal Calories from fat 1230
        % Daily Value
        Total Fat 137g 211%
        Saturated Fat 45g 225%
        Transfat 0g
        Cholesterol 337mg 112%
        Sodium 7807mg 325%
        Carbohydrate 200g 67%
        Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
        Sugars 164g
        Protein 106g

        Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

        Calories 2000
        Total Fat Less than 65g
        Sat Fat Less than 25g
        Cholesterol Less than 300mg
        Sodium Less than 2,400mg
        Total Carbohydrate 300g
        Dietary Fiber 25g
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        Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Gallo Family Vineyards via Sunday Supper, LLC. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author, and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Gallo Family Vineyards.



        1. I’ll bet those scallops didn’t last very long! They would be devoured in a minute here! Love your wine selection for these beauties, too Liz!

        2. I’m not a football fan, but I AM a scallop fan. These are gorgeous- I can see why they’ve gotten such rave reviews. Will try this one soon! 🙂

        3. Have mercy! Those scollops look deliciously decadent. I would savor every single bite of them…slowly and purposefully. Magnificent!

        4. Oh they sound and look delicious.. I would love to try them, but I guess the most difficult part would be to make the bacon right..

          • Always wanted to make this dish; unfortunately dislike anything maple so any other tips on what could be used vs maple? I’d use the whit wine, prob a Pinot Grigio but would also like another non-sweet flavor. Thank You!

        5. Lots of big flavors in this appy:@)

        6. Woah. OK. You just combined my all time favs – maple, bacon and scallops in one awesome dish. I can always rely on you for new recipes 🙂

        7. Bacon and scallops are a heavenly combo. I could eat my fill and then more of these. Yum!

        8. What an elegant and tasty little appetizer! And I bet these were delicious with the Sauvignon blanc!

        9. These look scrumptious and I would LOVE to have these at the big game!

        10. Yummo! My husband absolutely loves bacon wrapped scallops, but I have never made them at home for him. They do sound like a perfect appetizer for the big game!

        11. These look absolutely amazing, I love the addition of the maple flavor!

        12. Simple to make and wrapped in bacon?! Fabulous!!! I love these so much, Liz!!! delicious!

        13. These look amazing! I love scallops. The maple with a bit of the Dijon sounds fantastic! Can not wait to pour a glass of vino and try these.

        14. Wait…wait…save some for me! I’ll be right over!

        15. A little twist on a classic! And cooking the bacon beforehand ensures a tender scallop! LOVE it!

        16. I’m actually thinking these should show up on my Valentine’s Day menu! Although my 3 year old will want to devour them all and I won’t want to share.

        17. You can not put me in front of bacon wrapped scallops because I will eat them all!

        18. Maybe too elegant for some, but I would certainly enjoy them too!

        19. Ooh, I’ve been craving scallops for a while. It certainly is a different appetizer for game day but I think anybody at that party would be sold once tasted.

        20. Am running up to Pier 46 Seafood in Templeton today to buy scallops for my Grammy Awards supper. Will purchase a couple of the little guys to try this appetizer. Go Broncos.

        21. Oh my gosh – I would love these at ANY party, Liz. Really, really wonderful.

        22. I simply love bacon-wrapped scallops. Yum!

        23. Bacon + Scallops = total flavor! Such a great combo. These looks terrific — definitely something I’d enjoy. Thanks.

        24. What gorgeous scallops! I love them prepared like this, but I usually order them in restaurants! LOL Maybe I should give them a try at home!

        25. We had something very similar, minus the maple, as an appetizer at our wedding. They were the biggest hit! I didn’t get any on the big day. Definitely want to make some of these.

        26. Elegant or not, I’d totally eat a plate of these for Game Day with my wine.

        27. This is Ryan’s favorite type of appetizer. Thank you for sharing them with me! I hope you have a blessed start to your week!

        28. These look PERFECT, and so elegant. I think game day food can be sort of fancy, and I would totally serve these at my party (if I was having one) 🙂

        29. Irresistable!

        30. Your scallops look beautifully prepared 😀


        31. Your scallops do look divine, Liz. I bet they do rival the offerings of any fine restaurant. Thank you for sharing the how-to!

        32. What a treat for everyone at the party! They are so good to look at too!

        33. Bacon wrapped Scallops with Maple!!! Oh my, what a GREAT idea, Liz. I love them but would have never thought to include maple syrup. Perfect!

          I use to be a huge Gallo fan, I’m not sure what happened but I will surely try them again. Thanks for sharing, Liz…

        34. This sounds like a great appetizer to serve! I love scallops!

        35. How interesting, Liz… I wouldn’t have thought of teaming bacon with scallops… sounds delicious!

        36. I just started cooking scallops last year (I do believe it was for a #SundaySupper challenge to try something new.) and we love them. That maple marinade sounds wonderful and I love the addition of bacon. Bacon makes everything better!

        37. Hotly Spiced says:

          I love the look of these and I can imagine they would go very well with a lovely chilled glass of white wine and that they would disappear fast. My husband is very much a fan of bacon with scallops but we’ve never tried it with maple syrup xx

        38. These are a great party food, Liz.

        39. I love scallops and this looks amazing with the bacon! Love this, what a great combination Liz 🙂

        40. My husband and I always have bacon wrapped scallops when we’re celebrating something….birthdays, anniversaries, etc. But, I’ve never tried them with maple. I think I’ll have to give your recipe a try just to mix up our favorite dish. Not much of a football fan myself, but I will definitely be indulging on some of the snacks.

        41. This is too weird. I was at the dentist today and the hygienist was talking about some bacon wrapped scallops she had recently that tasted like they had been marinated in maple syrup! I’m so sending this her way!

        42. Way to elevate game day appetizers Liz!!! Love the wines also!

        43. Oh boy…totally irresistible!

        44. If I could have these I would attend a football party!

        45. I’m absolutely a seafood lover. Bacon scallops have to be devoured at your place! Yum!
          It’s a tough call about the wine pairing. Sometimes, I think you go chardonnay or sauvignon blanc to match the scallop. Sometimes a pinot noir because the bacon takes such a prominent place on the palate.


        46. OH, My!


          I Want!!!!! xx

        47. Bacon makes everything taste good… this looks like a dish that will disappear as soon as it hits the table.

        48. These look soo good! Love the addition of the maple syrup!


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