Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey
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
Preheat oven to 400°. Process pecans in a food processor 20 seconds or until finely chopped. Stir together pecans, brown sugar, and pepper.
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.
Bake at 400° for 22 to 25 minutes or until browned and crisp. Let stand 5 minutes.
This is amazing. I'm not a big bacon fan just on its own, but I always have to have a piece when I make this. I agree with other reviewers that baking at a lower temperature is best; I often cook this with the BBQ bacon recipe that was in the same issue; it calls for 350 degrees for about 40 minutes, and that works well for this variation as well.
Delicious! I made this today to try it out before hosting a baby shower. It was fabulous and definitely going on the menu! I also cooked it at a lower temperature and there was no burning. Cooked beautifully.