Sask Pork | Candied Bacon with Pecans

SASK PORK PRODUCERS suggest you double or even triple the recipe for Candied Bacon with Pecans it disappears so quickly!

Candied Bacon with Pecans


  • 12 thick cut bacon slices

  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) pure maple syrup

  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) brown sugar

  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) cayenne pepper

  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) chopped pecan pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 400 °F (200 °C) and set rack in middle position. Line a large baking sheet with tin foil. Place baking rack over lined sheet.

  2. Arrange bacon in a single layer on the rack and bake for 15 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl whisk together maple syrup, brown sugar, cayenne and pecans.

  4. Remove pan from the oven and flip bacon over. Using a spoon spread maple syrup mixture evenly over bacon. Place pan back in oven and continue cooking for 15 minutes or until bacon is crisp and brown.

  5. Remove from oven and allow to cool on rack for about 5 minutes.

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