Spiced Bacon: 8 Ways

A little sugar and spice make bacon even better.  

How to Make Spiced Bacon:

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and set a rack on top.
  • Lay 6 slices thick-cut bacon on the rack in a single layer. Bake until they start to crisp, 12 to 14 minutes.
  • Flip the bacon and top with your seasoning mixture (see recipes below).
  • Continue baking until browned all over, 12 to 16 more minutes. Drain on paper towels.

Mix ¼ cup maple syrup and 2 tablespoons each light brown sugar and ancho chile powder in a small bowl. Brush on 1 side of the bacon.

Microwave 1/3 cup light brown sugar with 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice and1 teaspoon water in a small bowl until melted, about 1 minute. Brush on 1 side of the bacon.

Microwave 1/4 cup light brown sugar with 1 teaspoon water until melted, about 1 minute. Brush on 1 side of the bacon, then sprinkle with 1 teaspoon each cumin seeds, crushed coriander seeds and crushed pink peppercorns.

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