1 lb Thick-cut peppered bacon
1/2 cup Dark brown sugar (more as needed)
1/4 cup Pure maple syrup
1/4 tsp Cayenne
-Preheat your oven to 375.
-Mix the syrup and cayenne well in a small bowl and set aside.
-Coat both sides of each bacon slice generously with brown sugar.
-Arrange the bacon on a wire rack inside a sheet pan.
Note: Lining the sheet pan with parchment paper will greatly ease the clean-up.
-Bake in the center position until the sugar is starting to caramelize and the bacon just starts to crisp around the edges. This should take about 15 minutes, depending on the thickness of your bacon.
-Brush each slice with the syrup and bake another five minutes.
-Flip the bacon over and brush the other side with the syrup.
-Bake until the bacon reaches your desired doneness.
-Remove from the oven and let sit five minutes before devouring.
Recipe & photo courtesy of www.patiodaddiobbq.com