Maple Brown Sugar Candied Bacon

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Maple Brown Sugar Candied Bacon is just that! Bacon cooked to candied perfection with maple syrup and brown sugar! We spice things up with the addition of mustard and pepper to make a tasty treat!

a close up picture of candied bacon

Bacon. Better.

I know what you are thinking. How can you make bacon better? My husband, Big D, says Bacon is the perfect food. Well, we are about to take that perfection and really amp it up. Sometimes, we just need a little touch of something special. A real treat at brunch, breakfast or even on a small bites table, this bacon will become your new favorite!

Y’all know I love to take really good things and repurpose them. This Maple Candied Bacon is a lot like our BACON CHUTNEY in the sense that we have taken a food that is traditionally made one way and totally transformed it. If you make this recipe, be sure you save some of the pan drippings and use this bacon to add to our SOUTHERN TOMATO GRAVY, for a new twist on an old favorite!

But enough talk, right? Let’s get to the recipe!!

How to Make It

Five ingredients. Five ingredients to totally change the way you will want to eat bacon. I love using recipes like this one to illustrate how easy it is to completely change the way traditional food tastes. We can use some simple ingredients to make savory, sweet and vice versa. This is one of the reasons I love to cook!

~Ingredients

  • 1-pound thick cut bacon
  • 1/2 Cup quality maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

~Method

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a sheet pan with aluminum foil or use a sheet pan with a rack that has been sprayed with cooking spray,
  2. Arrange bacon in a single layer, not overlapping,
  3. In a small bowl, combine syrup an mustard. Spoon or brush over bacon. Bake 20-30 minutes Turn over and spoon or baste on other side.
  4. Bake another 10 minutes or until done.
  5. Remove from oven and sprinkle with brown sugar and black pepper.
  6. Rest and cool for 5 to 10 minutes. Enjoy!

Tips and Tricks

Can I do this on a griddle?

You can, it just needs to have somehow for the grease to move away from the bacon. It sitting in its own grease will not result in the crispiness you desire.

What if I don’t have a baking sheet with a rack?

Easy, you can use your broiler pan that more than likely came with your oven. No matter what you use, just make sure there is a way for the grease to move away from the bacon while it is cooking.

How long will it keep?

The short answer is, you don’t have to worry about leftovers. If you have a bacon lover in your house, it may not last very long. Truthfully, after cooling, you can wrap it up tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate it. It should last 4-5 days in the refrigerator.

Fancy Bacon

Let’s face it, sometimes we just need to dust ourselves off and clean up real good and dress ourselves up. The same can be said for this bacon too! There will always be an occasion for Maple Brown Sugar Candied Bacon. It will become the one thing you never knew you needed in your life!

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tops of candied maple bacon sitting in a jar

Maple Brown Sugar Candied Bacon

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Maple Brown Sugar Candied Bacon is just that! Bacon cooked to candied perfection with maple syrup and brown sugar! We spice things up with the addition of mustard and pepper to make a tasty treat!

Ingredients

  • 1-pound thick cut bacon
  • 1/2 Cup quality maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a sheet pan with
    aluminum foil or use a sheet pan with a rack that has been sprayed with cooking
    spray,
  2. Arrange bacon in a single layer, not overlapping,
  3. In a small bowl, combine syrup an mustard. Spoon or brush
    over bacon. Bake 20-30 minutes Turn over and spoon or baste on other
    side.
  4. Bake another 10 minutes or until done.
  5. Remove from oven and sprinkle with brown sugar and black pepper.
  6. Rest and cool for 5 to 10 minutes. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 432Total Fat 27gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 16gCholesterol 75mgSodium 1286mgCarbohydrates 21gFiber 0gSugar 18gProtein 26g

**Nutritional Values are estimates only

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