Maple-Candied Bacon

Maple syrup is baked onto these thickly cut slices of bacon, creating a candy-like coating. It's a sweet and savory match that's ideal for a weekend breakfast or brunch.

Maple-Candied Bacon

Source: Martha Stewart Living, March 2011

Ingredients

  • 5 slices thick-cut bacon
  • 2/3 cup Grade A dark amber pure maple syrup

Directions

  1. Arrange bacon in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 15 minutes. Remove from oven; drain fat. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees. Pour maple syrup over bacon; flip to coat. Bake, flipping bacon and rotating pan halfway through, until bacon is golden brown and syrup is thick, about 35 minutes. (Keep a close eye on it for the last 10 minutes.) Transfer bacon to parchment using tongs. Let cool to harden.

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