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Peppered Candied Bacon

Posted by on February 11, 2013

Who doesn’t love bacon? If you actually know someone who doesn’t, I suggest you don’t say their name out loud. My guess is that the universe would not be pleased to hear about it. This recipe is proof that you can take ordinary ingredients and glam them up pretty easily. The only real piece of advice I can give you with this bacon is to buy thick-cut or butcher’s-cut. If you don’t, you may get to know your fire department officials on a first name basis. The first time I made this recipe I caught it on fire. Let me just say, there is little worse than the taste of burnt pepper and if you burn the bacon, you will need to start over. Do as I say and not as I did, and you will find that this recipe for Peppered Candied Bacon is more than DELISH!

You will also find this recipe on The Foodie Tourist at Edgewater Resort cooking video we did during my weekend getaway to Edgewater Resort on Taylorsville Lake in Taylorsville, KY! Also included on the video are recipes for Easy Red Velvet Pancakes and Baked Eggs with Canadian Bacon – all recipes can also be found in separate blog posts.

Ingredients

1 pound thick-cut or butcher’s-cut bacon

1/4 cup packed brown sugar

Ground cinnamon to taste

Fresh course ground black pepper

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Put a backing rack on a lipped cookie sheet. Lay your bacon strips on the rack to allow the grease to drip off when baking. In a small bowl mix brown sugar and cinnamon then set aside. Sprinkle bacon with fresh ground black pepper on both sides. Then sprinkle the brown sugar mixture over one side of the bacon. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes, turn slices and bake another 20 minutes.

*Keep an eye on it the last 15 minutes as most ovens vary by temperature and some folks like it crispy while others like it chewy. Allow an hour total to be safe. You can also make it the night before.

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