Today is National Maple Syrup Day, so let’s celebrate with bacon! My name is Kathey Raskin, and like many Americans I’m a bacon addict. There is no occasion too big or too small for this breakfast favorite, and it makes a delicious addition to many dishes. Despite the many varieties of bacon dishes available, my favorite is relatively simple: brown sugar and maple carmelized bacon. If you like your dishes spicy, you’ll love this with a dash of cayenne!
Kathey Jo’s Perfect Maple Cayenne Brown Sugar Bacon
You won’t need many ingredients for this dish! Here’s a list:
- One pound or more high-quality bacon. I love the extra-thick bacon from Whole Foods Market best!
- Dark or light brown sugar
- Pure maple syrup
- Cayenne pepper
It’s really that simple! To make this bacon you’ll need to preheat your oven to 400 degrees. First spray a baking rack with no-stick spray and then layer the bacon onto it. Let the bacon cook approximately 20 – 30 minutes, depending on the thickness. When it’s almost done, brush the slices with syrup and then sprinkle sugar and cayenne to your liking. Pop the bacon back into the oven, and in a few minutes the bacon will caramelize. Delicious!
Watch this video to see how you can make perfect carmelized bacon!