This bacon takes a little while to prepare, but it's more than worth it. The aroma alone gets our highest rating.
3 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
24 slices applewood smoked bacon (we tested with Nueske's)*
How to Make It
Spread brown sugar onto a large plate; dredge half of bacon in sugar, pressing to be sure plenty of sugar sticks to both sides of bacon. Place bacon in a single layer on a large baking rack on an aluminum foil-lined rimmed baking sheet. Bake at 425° for 18 to 20 minutes or until crisp. Remove bacon from rack to a serving platter or parchment paper to cool. Repeat with remaining bacon and brown sugar.
*We used 1 1/2 (1-lb.) packages Nueske's applewood smoked bacon to yield the 24 slices; otherwise, any thick-cut bacon, smoked or not, would also work fine in this recipe.
Sorry! If you want sweet bacon, buy it, as in sweet applewood. Yes! Nueske's does make a good bacon so don't mess with it. This is a superfluous recipe & won't try again. Bacon is bacon & is good as it is. Why create extra work to TRY to make a new improved something? It's bacon & should be served as such.
If you really like smoked bacon, leave this recipe alone. Why mess up really good bacon with brown sugar? Not for me, nor my family. No one really liked it. It may be good with LOT'S of scrambeled eggs and hot sauce.