Candied Bacon

Yield: 4-6

Prep: 10 minutes    Cook: 50 minutes


1 pound thick sliced center cut bacon (SKU 2182)
¼ cup packed brown sugar
2 Tbsp maple syrup
2 Tbsp rice vinegar
Black pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 350°F.

Place a wire cookie rack over a sheet pan and layout the strips of bacon in one layer. The strips of bacon can be touching, but should not be overlapping.  Place in oven for 15 minutes.

Whisk together the remaining ingredients in a small bowl.  Remove the bacon, using a pastry brush, lightly brush the sugar mixture on the bacon, turn and brush the other side.  Return to the oven and cook for 5 minutes.

Remove and repeat the process every five minutes, for approximately 30 minutes, or until the bacon is crisp and caramelized.  Allow to cool on the rack until the bacon strips are firm.