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.
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.