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Candied Bacon Recipe - 07/27/2014
I've made this now for my church picnic and for a family get together. Since I've received requests for the recipe at both events I decided to write it up. While there are a ton of recipes online this is mine:

1 Cup maple syrup
1 Tbsp of ground cinnamon
2 Tbsp of Old Hickory Seasoning
5 Ounces of brown sugar
24 oz package of thick cut bacon.
1 Basting brush.
1 Cookie tray
1 Wire Pan Grate that will fit in the cookie tray.
Tin foil
1 pair of tongs.

Directions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degress. While preheating do steps 2 - 8.
  2. I prefer to nuke the maple syrup for 30 seconds as it seems to make it easier to mix it with the ingrediants.
  3. Mix the maple syrup, cinnamon, Old Hickory seasoning and brown sugar into a glaze. Mix well.
  4. Take the bacon out of the package and cut it in half. This will allow you to cook more at once.
  5. Put a sheet of tin foil on the cookie tray. This will help with clean up later.
  6. Place the the grate on the cookie tray.
  7. Arrange as much bacon on the grate as you can.
  8. Baste the glaze on the top side of the bacon. Don't worry about the other side. We will do that later.
  9. Once the oven is preheated to 400 degress, cook for 15 minutes.
  10. After cooking for 15 minutes, pull the tray out and flip the bacon using the tongs.
  11. Baste the second side and cook for another 6 minutes.
  12. After cooking for an additional 6 minutes, pull the bacon out onto plates. Put the plates in the freezer for 2-3 minutes. This stiffens them up so you can put them in a pyrex container. A good spatula might help get the bacon off the plate.
  13. Repeat numbers 7 through 12 until all your bacon is cooked.

You can serve it hot if you like. Step 12 is for if you need to take it somewhere.

I want to thank Kristan Leonard for bringing in candied bacon to work. It inspired me to come up with my own recipe.