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Black Pepper Maple Candied Bacon by Katie Webster on

Black Pepper Maple Candied Bacon

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  • Author: Katie Webster
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x


This maple candied bacon takes just 3 ingredients to make! Using the oven, pure maple syrup, & parchment paper are key to getting foolproof results.




  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment or a silicone baking mat.
  2. Lay bacon out on the baking sheet. Bake until the bacon has rendered its fat and has become crispy, 16 to 22 minutes. Remove bacon from oven, and carefully pour as much bacon fat off the pan as possible. Rearrange the bacon if necessary. Drizzle maple syrup over the bacon, dividing evently. Sprinkle with black pepper.
  3. Return the bacon to the oven and bake, turning bacon over once, until the maple syrup becomes bubbly and coats the bacon, 7 to 10 minutes. Let cool, remove from parchment*, then break into pieces if desired before serving.


Note* if the bacon hardens too much and it is hard to peel off the parchment, place the baking sheet into a warm oven for 4 to 6 minutes until it becomes slightly tacky again. Remove it to a clean piece of parchment.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 strip
  • Calories: 160
  • Sugar: 9 g
  • Sodium: 454 mg
  • Fat: 9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 9 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 11 g
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