Sweet and savory bacon. What’s not to love about that? I have admitted my love for bacon in the past, and now I am taking it a step further. I love sweet bacon. Yes, it’s true. I love to put maple syrup on my breakfast bacon. It’s like heaven to me. Have you ever had candied bacon? It’s pretty divine. Today I am sharing an easy way to make Maple Candied Bacon, a completely drool-worthy recipe.
Most of the food I make is healthy, nutrient-dense, and made to nourish the body. That’s how I roll in my kitchen. But somethings are just for complete enjoyment. This is one of those things. I happen to believe that bacon has a place (and a BIG one, I might add) in a healthy diet. And I am not opposed to eating good quality sweets in moderation. This recipe takes the cake in both of those categories. Eat it by itself, serve it with a decadent brunch, or chop it up and add it to your desserts. Candied bacon brownies, anyone??? Maybe candied bacon on homemade vanilla ice cream?
- 6-7 slices of thick bacon, about a ½ pound (I use uncured, nitrite free humanely-raised bacon)
- ½ cup REAL maple syrup (like this)
- Preheat oven to 400'F
- Place bacon slices in a 9x13 glass baking dish and bake for 15 minutes at 400'F.
- Remove bacon from oven and drain the grease out of the pan.
- Turn oven down to 350'F. Pour maple syrup over bacon slices and flip bacon around until well coated. Return to oven and bake for 30-35 minutes more (until bacon is crispy and syrup is caramel-like,) flipping the bacon slices at least once during this time. Be watchful for the last 5-10 minutes as it burns quickly.
- Remove from oven and place bacon slices on a plate to cool and harden. Placing it in the fridge or freezer will speed up this process.