Maple Bacon (with a hint of heat)

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Maple Bacon (with a hint of heat)

My husband and I just love going to Cancun, Mexico.  It has become one of our favorites and last minute get-a-way.  The first time I ever had bacon in a glass was at Harry's Prime Steakhouse.  When you sit outside in the bar area they set down a tall glass full of bacon pieces.  How cool is that!  I make it at home now for the kids and they just love it.

We have a weekly "bring a friend to dinner" and I thought this would be a great idea for a champagne glass set at the kitchen table and not to mention a conversation starter!  

These are so easy and so yummy but the only caution is my oven got a little smoked up from the maple syrup so light up a candle!

Enjoy and have fun with these!

 

Ingredients

  • 6-8 slices thick cut bacon
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Sea salt

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Take a baking sheet and line with foil then place a rack on top.  

    This step is not necessary you can also place a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet and use that for baking.

  2. Take the slices of bacon and place in a single layer on the rack or baking sheet.

  3. Pour maple syrup in a small bowl then add in cayenne pepper and stir lightly.  Brush one side of the bacon with the syrup.  Place in oven for 10 minutes.

  4. Carefully remove from oven and using tongs flip over bacon and brush the other side with remaining syrup.  Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes - check after 10 minutes.  Sprinkle with a tiny bit of sea salt.

    Let sit for a couple of minutes then place in your favorite glass and serve warm with your friends.

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