Maple-Glazed Bacon

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    6

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Let's Do Brunch

Let's Do Brunch

By Brigit Binns

Published 2013

  • About

Nothing compares to the smoky, salty scent of bacon cooking. It conjures up the warmth of the morning table and the comforts of home. Here, the addition of a sweet maple glaze enhances a breakfast classic.

Ingredients

  • 12 thick slices applewood-smoked bacon
  • 2 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • ½ tsp coarsely ground black pepper

    Method

    Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Spread the bacon in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Bake until the bacon is barely crisp and browned, 15–20 minutes. Carefully drain off and discard the fat from the baking sheet.

    Brush 1 Tbsp of the maple syrup over the bacon strips and sprinkle with half of the pepper. Bake until the bacon is glazed and shiny, about 2½ minutes. Remove from the oven and, using tongs, turn the slices. Brush with the remaining 1 Tbsp syrup and sprinkle with the remaining pepper. Bake until glazed and shiny, about 2 minutes. Transfer the bacon to a platter. Let stand for 2–3 minutes. The bacon will firm up and become extra-crispy. Serve warm.

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