Crispy Brown Sugar Bacon

Twist the bacon for a texture that's crisp on the ends and chewy in the center.


Makes 6 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Bake: 25 Minutes


1 pound hickory-smoked bacon slices
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 tablespoon cracked black pepper


Cut bacon slices in half.

Combine sugar and pepper in a shallow dish. Dredge bacon in sugar mixture, shaking off excess.

Twist each bacon slice, if desired. Place bacon in a single layer on a lightly greased baking rack in an aluminum foil-lined baking pan.

Bake at 425° for 20 to 25 minutes or until crisp. Allow bacon to cool before serving.