Maple-Glazed Bacon Recipe

Maple-Glazed Bacon Recipe
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Maple Bacon
Stephen Danelian

Maple Bacon

Who doesn’t love any kind of bacon? The problem when I make this is that I end up eating half of it and if my husband Stevie wanders into the kitchen, which he does every 10 minutes, it’s gone before I can even put it onto a plate.

Do yourself the favor and make extra. If you have some left over you can always wrap it in deli paper and put it in the fridge and reheat it the next day in a frying pan. This bacon is delicious in BLT sandwiches.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds beef or turkey bacon
  • 2/3 cup grade A or B maple syrup (not the fake stuff)
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup firmly packed brown sugar

Directions

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

In a small heavy saucepan, mix together the syrup, mustard, and sugar and heat slowly on low heat, stirring often. Cook until syrup thickens, about 10 minutes. Set aside.

Fry bacon in a large pan using a “bacon weight” (if you have one) to keep the bacon really flat as it cooks. When it is cooked to your liking, drain the bacon on a paper towel. Lay the flattened pieces of cooked bacon on a jelly roll pan and brush the glaze on both sides.

Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until just crisp. Serve.

Maple Shopping Tip

Be sure to purchase the correct flour a recipe calls for – flours differ in gluten or protein content, making each suited for specific tasks.

Maple Cooking Tip

Insert a toothpick into the center of cakes, bar cookies, and quick breads to test for doneness – it should come out clean or only have a few crumbs clinging to it.