Maple, Bourbon & Black Pepper Bacon

This bacon comes with a warning…it’s highly addictive! So easy to make, so perfectly sweet, peppery and savory!  It’s wickedly delicious!

Makes 12 slices

  • 1 Tbs of bourbon
  • 3 Tbs of maple syrup
  • 12 slices of thick cut bacon
  • 1/3 cup of dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of freshly cracked black pepper

Preheat oven to 400°

Line a baking pan with foil, top with a wire rack and place the bacon slices on top. In a small saucepan, over medium/ low heat, add the bourbon and maple syrup, cook and stir for about 2 minutes. Brush the sauce on the bacon, sprinkle on the brown sugar and pepper, press into the bacon with your fingers.Bake for 25 – 30 minutes, until crispy, rotating the pan halfway through. If you’d like it more crispy, turn off the oven, switch on the broiler and broil for a few minutes. Let it cool down on the rack, just loosen it with a spatula.Go ahead, bite into it and you’ll see what I mean!