Would you believe that you can make bacon even more irresistible? With the addition of a little brown sugar, you can have this deliciously unbelievable candied bacon for your next holiday brunch.
Candied bacon is by far the most popular thing I serve at my annual Holiday Breakfast. People ask me if I am serving it every time they call to RSVP. The original recipe has cinnamon in it and was called spiced bacon, but I have never once added any cinnamon. The combination of brown sugar and bacon is just too good to change.
The process of making candied bacon is actually pretty easy. First, cook your thick cut bacon about half way. Then line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and place all of the partially cooked bacon on the cookie sheet.
Next, mix 1 cup of brown sugar with enough water to make a paste. If you would like to try the spiced bacon recipe, you can add a tsp of cinnamon here as well. Then, using a pastry brush, cover bacon on both sides with the brown sugar paste. Bake in a 350 oven until the bacon is completely cooked. The time will vary based on the thickness of your bacon.
When you pull it out of the oven, the bacon is gooey and yummy. Let it cool and then serve to your guests.
Candied Bacon Recipe
Deliciously unforgettable candied bacon is the combination of salty bacon and caramelized brown sugar.
- 1 lb. bacon
- 1 C brown sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon optional
Partially cook bacon - about half way
Line cookie sheet with parchment paper and place partially cooked bacon on sheet
Mix 1 cup of brown sugar with enough water to make it a paste (you can also add a teaspoon of cinnamon if you like).
Using a pastry brush, cover bacon on both sides with the brown sugar paste
In a 350 oven cook the bacon until completely cooked (about 10 minutes depending on thickness of bacon)
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