Maple Bourbon Candied Bacon
Recipe type: Dessert
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  • 1 8-ounce package Jones Dairy Farm dry aged bacon (Cherry hardwood smoked is preferred)
  • ⅓ cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup bourbon
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and place a cooling rack inside it. Spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Lay out strips of bacon so they do not overlap. Set aside.
  3. In a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar, maple syrup, and bourbon, heating over medium flame.
  4. Stir until it starts to boil, then lower the heat and let it simmer for a minute to thicken. Remove from heat.
  5. Brush bacon strips with mixture and bake for 10 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven, flip bacon over, and brush again with sugar mixture, then return to the oven to bake for an additional 10 minutes.
  7. Flip bacon strips, brush with sugar mixture, and return to the oven for another 5-10 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven; bacon will get crispier as it cools.
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