6 to 8 servings
- 1 pound thick-cut bacon
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- ½ cup brown sugar
- Coarsely ground black pepper
1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and top with a roasting rack. Lightly spritz the rack with a nonstick spray. Lay out the bacon on the rack, leaving just a tiny bit of room between each piece.
2. Brush the bacon with the maple syrup and then sprinkle with the brown sugar. Top with a generous sprinkling of pepper.
3. Finally, bake until the sugar is melted and the bacon is crisp, about 15 to 17 minutes. Or if you’re like is and prefer it a little extra crispy, feel free to leave it in a little longer. Let the bacon cool for 5 minutes before removing it from the rack and serving.