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Channel Your Inner Canadian With This Maple Candied Bacon

How do you improve bacon? Pretty tall order, right? Well, it turns out the answer is... sugar!

(I know, I was shocked too)

The best part is this only took a couple minutes of prep time. These are pretty easy to whip up any time you feel like it.

Here's what you need:

  • 1 lb bacon
  • 2 tbsp. pure maple syrup (not pancake syrup)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

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Mix it all together...

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Add the bacon...

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Toss it in the oven for 20 minutes, and voila!

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Keep your eye on these. They have a habit of disappearing when you aren't looking.

Watch this quick video to see it all come together and check out the full recipe below.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 lb. good quality bacon, sliced
  • 2 tbsp. pure maple syrup (not pancake syrup)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 F.
  2. Wrap a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and top with a wire rack.
  3. In a large bowl, add the maple syrup, brown sugar, Dijon mustard, Kosher salt, and cayenne pepper. Mix well.
  4. Add the bacon to the bowl and toss gently with your hands. Make sure that all of the slices are evenly coated
  5. Place the bacon in a single layer onto the wire rack.
  6. Bake in the center of the oven for about 20 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven and cool for 5 minutes on the rack. Don't let them sit too long or else they will stick.
  8. Once cool enough to handle, you can break the bacon into chards (you'll have about 32 pieces). Alternatively, you can leave them whole.
  9. Serve at room temperature.

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