Serve this sweet and savory candied bacon as standalone finger food or use it to gussy up other appetizers.
- 1/4 cup rosemary
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
- 16 thick bacon slices
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Combine rosemary, brown sugar, and black pepper in a shallow dish. Dredge bacon slices in mix shaking off excess. Place half of bacon in a single layer on a lightly greased wire rack in a jelly-roll pan. Repeat procedure with remaining bacon, on a separate pan.
Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until browned and crisp. Towards last 10 minutes of browning, drizzle maple syrup over bacon and finish in oven.