- ¼ cup maple syrup
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- ⅛–¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper, ground
- 1 pound bacon (see "Homemade Bacon" for our recipe for homemade bacon)
Preheat oven to 350°.
In a small saucepan combine the maple syrup, brown sugar, mustard, cayenne pepper and black pepper. Stir over medium heat until the sugar is melted and all ingredients are blended. Lay the bacon on an aluminum-covered baking sheet. Brush the maple syrup mixture on the bacon.
Bake in the oven for 25–30 minutes, until the bacon is begins to turn crispy.
*For related recipes: Maple Syrup Brunch for Six