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Ryan Scott's Gazillionaire Candied Bacon

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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup rosemary
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 16 thick slices bacon
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • Chef notes

    Serve this sweet and savory candied bacon as standalone finger food or use it to gussy up other appetizers.

    Preparation

    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.