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Pig Candy!

Pig Candy!
How can you possibly go wrong with peppered bacon coated with dark brownsugar, baked, then glazed with pure maple syrup mixed with a little cayenne? Yeah, it's naughty good. The great folks at Burger's Smokehouse sent me some of their "crazy thick" (1/4") dry-cured bacon to try, so I thought I'd give it a proper treatment. Right out of the gate, let me say that this bacon is outstanding! Order some up, and thank me later. OK, if you've never made or experienced pig candy, strap yourself in for a serious porcine indulgence. Ingredients1 lb Thick-cut peppered bacon, preferably Burger's 1/2 cup Dark brown sugar (more as needed)1/4 cup Pure maple syrup1/4 tsp Cayenne MethodPreheat 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 as shown. Note to self: Lining the sheet pan with parchment paper will greatly ease the clean-up. Related:  FOOD SITES

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