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Pecan Sugared Bacon

Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey
Prep time 15 mins
Bake time 25 mins
Stand time 5 mins
Yield Makes 6 servings
Get rave reviews at breakfast when you serve this sweet-and-salty bacon.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper
  • 12 thick-cut bacon slices

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Process pecans in a food processor 20 seconds or until finely chopped. Stir together pecans, brown sugar, and pepper.

  2. Place half of bacon in a single layer on a lightly greased wire rack in an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet. Repeat procedure with remaining bacon, placing on another lightly greased wire rack in a second foil-lined baking sheet. Press pecan mixture on top of bacon slices, coating well.

  3. Bake at 400° for 22 to 25 minutes or until browned and crisp. Let stand 5 minutes.