Maple Bourbon Bacon

"Candied" bacon with a hint of bourbon.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Keyword: bacon, eatfluencer, fall off the bone, instacalories, makecaloriesgreatagain, mcga, recipes
Cooking Method: Baked
Food Category: Bacon, Pork
FoodOrDrink: Food


  • 1 package Bacon Steaks You could use regular bacon too. Note cook time would be much shorter if you did.
  • 2 oz Bourbon
  • 3/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Maple Syrup Don't use the fake stuff


  • Gather those ingredients. Set the oven for 400 degrees.
  • Add the sugar, bourbon, and maple syrup in a pot and apply low heat. Stir occasionally. Reduce a bit, potentially as much as getting it to be paste like.
  • While the glaze is heating up, line a pan with foil and place wired trays on it. Spray the trays with non-stick.
  • Apply a thick layer of the the glaze to all sides of the bacon. Save the remaining glaze.
  • Bake the bacon. Turn and re-glaze it every 10 minutes or so. Keep an eye on it to ensure the bacon and glaze don't burn.
  • Remove when the bacon is cooked and glaze is firmly candied to the meat. Enjoy!


  • With the extra thick bacon “steaks” I used here, I ended up cooking it for over an hour.  If you use regular thick bacon, it will be closer to 30 minutes.
  • You can’t possibly go wrong with a recipe that involves bacon and bourbon. 😉
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