Crispy Brown Sugar Bacon

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

Yield: Makes 6 servings
Recipe from Southern Living

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Bake: 25 Minutes


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


  1. Cut bacon slices in half.
  2. Combine sugar and pepper in a shallow dish. Dredge bacon in sugar mixture, shaking off excess.
  3. 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.
  4. Bake at 425° for 20 to 25 minutes or until crisp. Allow bacon to cool before serving.
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