Candied Ginger Bacon

Bacon gets enhanced with a rub made of crystalized ginger, brown sugar & maple syrup. After baking in the oven it becomes Candied Ginger Bacon. Find the recipe on !

Three words: Candied Ginger Bacon.

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One word: Incredible

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Eleven words: Oh my goodness you must make this if you love bacon.

And we’re off!

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First we line a baking sheet with foil. We add a cooling rack on top. Then we lay out our bacon.

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To make our rub, we use a mini food processor.

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Instant rub! I added a little bit of water to thin it out.

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We spread a nice layer on the bacon. COATED WELL!

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Hey good lookin’!

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One more for good measure.

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I like it when my bacon is crispy and it’s a big bonus when it’s infused with ginger and candy coated!

Candied Ginger Bacon

serves 3- 4

  • 10 slices thick cut bacon
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup crystalized ginger
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 400F.

Cover a large baking sheet with foil and place a cooling rack on top. Lay bacon strips on the rack, making sure not to overlap. Place remaining 4 ingredients in a mini food processor and process until the candied ginger has broken into smaller bits. Add about 1- 2 teaspoons of water to loosen up mixture and continue processing. Spread the ginger mixture evenly on each piece of bacon. Place bacon in the oven and cook for 20-25 minutes, or until the bacon is nicely browned and caramelized. Remove from the oven and serve.


    Wait until my brothers hear about this! They will demand that I make it and I can’t think of any objections. Yum!

  • DessertForTwo

    This recipe makes me want to marry you. I’ll start ring shopping now.

  • Abby

    Ohh, I love this! <3

  • Vanessa

    This looks AMAZING, doing it for dinner tonight!

  • Ashlyn

    Oh my gosh, you are incredible!!! This is positively genius. I cannot wait to try it!

  • Simone

    Tracy, you made me lick my laptop screen…

  • Question

    Where can you find candied ginger?

    • Simone

      Trader Joe’s carries it, but if you don’t have one close by, you can usually find candied ginger in the supermarket’s produce section, or on the baking aisle, with the choc chips and sprinkles. If you can’t find it outright, the produce staff at your market will be able to help you. Hope this helps- Good luck!

  • Deborah

    This looks like a great ice cream add-in to me! Also, Father’s Day gift!

  • Jamie

    Would you ever consider a dash or two of cayenne in the rub, or does the ginger give that hint of spice?? Now I want to make this, find some banana ice cream, and make Joy’s cracker sandwiches…

    • Tracy

      The ginger gives it some spice. If I wasn’t trying to feed it to my kid (WHO LOVES BACON) I would have added a little bit of spice (probably sriracha!).

  • Gaby

    Well you have caught my attention, and I am interested!! Looks amazing!!

  • Oni

    I just want to slap you sometimes lol

  • Emily D.

    Just so you know, every time you post an insane recipe like this, I internally scream “SHUUUUUTS!” I don’t know why but it happens.

    Can’t wait to make this.

  • Carl

    So I’m going to try one thing different. I made candied ginger and now have ginger syrup. So that cuts out the ginger and maple syrup. And since it’s made with sugar already no need for the brown sugar. But I also added vanilla to the syrup. This is going to be awesome on bacon

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