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Candied Bacon


  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 juice of fresh lime 
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • cayenne pepper to tast (Optional) 
  • 1 pound thick-cut bacon


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F 
  • Mix brown sugar, maple syrup, cayenne pepper and fresh lime juice in a small bowl.
  • Place bacon slices on cooling rack set over a baking sheet. 
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes.
  • Remove bacon and brush both sides with brown sugar mixture. Return bacon to the oven and bake another 10 minutes. Repeat basting after 10 minutes until bacon is browned and crisp, about 30 minutes.

*Note: Line the baking sheet with Aluminum foil to make clean-up easier.