Want to spice up your holiday brunch or bring the best appetizer to your next party? This gingerbread candied bacon will do just that with a few simple gluten-free ingredients!
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Side Dish
1lbthick-cut applewood bacon
2tbsppure maple syrup
Preheat oven to 400F. Cover two sheet pans with aluminum foil and place a metal cooling rack on top of each pan. Place bacon pieces on top of cooling rack.
In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, molasses, maple syrup, ginger, cinnamon and cloves. Brush tops of bacon with the molasses mixture.
Bake at 400F for 15 minutes. Flip the bacon over. Brush the new tops of bacon with the molasses mixture again. Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, until bacon is browned and crisp. Watch to make sure bacon does not burn towards the end of the baking time.
If you use regular cut bacon instead of thick-cut bacon, you may need to reduce the bake time and also double the amount of molasses mixture you use.