Candied Maple Bacon
center cut bacon
pure maple syrup [recommend medium amber]
light brown sugar
Preheat the oven to 375°F. To assist with clean-up cover the bottom of a baking sheet with aluminum foil and fit a baking rack into the baking pan.
Spritz the rack liberally with cooking spray.
Brush each bacon strip with maple syrup then sprinkle with brown sugar.
Place on the rack without touching and repeat brushing with maple syrup and covering with brown sugar on the opposite side.
Bake for 15 minutes then turn and continue to bake for an additional 10-15 minutes [depending on the thickness of the bacon, watch carefully] or until crisp.
Remove immediately from the baking rack onto parchment paper and lay flat to cool.
Do not stack.
If you choose to use dark brown sugar, watch carefully for over cooking due to the high molasses content.