Maple Pepper Bacon

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This Maple Pepper Bacon recipe is a keeper.  We love making a huge batch of this at the holidays.  The Loon nibbles on them day in, day out.  (So do I).  

There is just something irresistible about the combination of bacon, maple and a little kick from the freshly ground black pepper.

maple pepper bacon recipe

Bake these babies in the oven on a parchment-lined baking sheet and clean up couldn’t be easier. Everybody loves bacon, right?  Well, enhancing the flavor with pure maple syrup and black pepper takes bacon to new culinary heights!

maple pepper bacon recipe

Now, go ahead and make Maple Pepper Bacon! You’ll be very happy that you did!

Maple Pepper Bacon

Maple and Black Pepper Bacon

This Maple and Black Pepper Bacon recipe is a house favorite, without a doubt. This always makes an appearance at the holidays and gets gobbled up very fast. The combination of bacon with maple is great, but add a little kick from freshly ground black pepper, and you've got something really special on your hands (and in your belly!).
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Course: Breakfast / Brunch
Cuisine: Holiday
Keyword: Bacon
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 296kcal


  • 1 lb thick slab smoked Applewood bacon
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • Pre-heat oven to 375 F.
  • Line 2 rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper (or foil, or use a rack).
  • Place the bacon in an even row on the baking sheets.
  • Bake in <g class="gr_ gr_59 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Grammar only-ins doubleReplace replaceWithoutSep" id="59" data-gr-id="59">oven</g> for 15 to 20 minutes. (Bacon won't be fully cooked, yet).
  • Remove from oven and place partially cooked bacon on 2 new sheets of parchment. Discard the used parchment and place the new back on the baking sheets.
  • Brush the syrup all over the bacon strips, and then sprinkle pepper all over.
  • Return to the oven for another 15 minutes, until darkened and fully cooked.
  • Serve at once, or keep warm in a 225F oven.


Calories: 296kcal
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