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.