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Candied Brown Sugar Bacon


My favorite way to prepare bacon, for breakfast, is to bake it on a rack. I sprinkle some brown sugar on the bacon so that it becomes a sweet and savory caramel flavor. My family gobbles this up when they see it on the breakfast table. So good!

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  • 3 slices of bacon per serving (I use thick-cut quality applewood bacon)
  • Brown sugar, lightly sprinkled over each slice of raw bacon


Servings 4
Preparation time 5mins
Cooking time 30mins
Adapted from


Step 1

Preheat your oven to 425°F.

Equipment needed:
- Baking sheet
- Baking/cooking rack that fits over the baking sheet
- Foil

Line a baking sheet with foil; this will catch the bacon fat and the caramelized brown sugar that falls to the bottom.

NOTE: My newest/preferred method is to spread an even layer of brown sugar on a tray. Press the bacon into the brown sugar, evenly on both sides. Lay the bacon evenly, without overlapping each slice.

Bake the bacon for about 20-25 minutes; rotating the baking sheet halfway through.

Because the brown sugar caramelizes, and has a tendency to burn, sometimes I turn the oven down to 350°F halfway through the process. Lately, I find that turning the bacon over, halfway through helps to crisp it more evenly.

This is all trial and error, depending on how hot your oven runs.

Depending on how you like your bacon, you might continue roasting for an additional 5-10 minutes.

Do NOT try to blot the bacon or place on paper towels! The brown sugar will cause the paper to stick and you will have a terrible mess. Ahem, I speak from experience.

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