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candied bacon

Recipe by
Beth Pierce
Ofallon, MO

This three ingredient candied bacon (aka pig candy) is a bacon lovers dream come true. It is the winning party appetizer or add it to omelettes, pizzas, soups, salads, sandwiches and wraps. Let the love affair begin.

yield 12 serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For candied bacon

  • 1 lb
    medium cut bacon (not too thin)
  • 3/4 c
    brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    fresh ground black pepper

How To Make candied bacon

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cover a large baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place an oven proof wired rack over the aluminum foil.
  • 2
    Arrange the bacon on the wire rack in a single layer with no overlapping. If need be work in batches. Sprinkle lightly with brown sugar and black pepper. Use the back-end of a spoon to smooth it and spread it evenly. Bake for about 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • 3
    Carefully remove the bacon from the oven and flip it. Sprinkle lightly with brown sugar and black pepper. Use the back-end of a spoon to smooth it and spread it evenly. Bake for about 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 4
    Using tongs move the bacon to parchment paper so it does not stick to the cooling rack. Let it cool for a few minutes before handling.
  • 5
    Leftovers should be stored in an airtight container or zipper bag in the refrigerator.
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