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Right Back Spatula Peppered Candied Bacon

The most addictive bacon made with only 4 ingredients. This bacon should be a requirement at every brunch. Try adding this to a salad or even a Bloody Mary.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Appetizer, brunch, Side Dish
Cuisine American


  • thick cut bacon
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • cayenne pepper [optional]


  • Preheat oven to 325°F.
  • For easy cleanup, line baking sheet with 13x9 foil. Place a cooling rack on top of the baking sheet so that the bacon grease drips to the bottom of the pan.
  • Add bacon slices on top of the rack.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the maple syrup, brown sugar, and pepper(s). Using a spoon, drizzle some maple syrup mixture over every slice. Use a brush to evenly coat each slice.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes. Remove bacon from the oven and flip. Coat each slice with maple syrup mixture and return to the oven. Flip every 15-20 minutes until desired crispiness.
  • Immediately transfer to a serving dish otherwise the bacon will harden to the cooling rack.
Keyword bacon, brunch, candied bacon
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