The secret to perfectly crisp bacon

Crispy Maple Peppered Bacon

Course: Breakfast, Brunch, dinner, lunch
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 238 kcal
Author: Kelly DiMascio

There is nothing better than perfectly crispy bacon unless it's this sweet and peppery bacon.  This is the secret to perfectly crisp bacon every time. Get perfectly crisp bacon without all the greasy mess of stovetop frying.



  • 1 lbs bacon thick cut
  • 1 T black pepper fresh ground
  • 1 T Maple Syrup or more to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

  2. Place an ovenproof wire rack on a cookie sheet lined with tin foil.

  3. Place bacon in a single layer, making sure to keep the bacon flat.

  4. Brush bacon with maple syrup

  5. Sprinkle bacon with fresh ground pepper.

  6. Cook for 8 minutes and turn bacon.

  7. Cook for an additional 5 -10 minutes.  Keep an eye on the bacon, so that it doesn't burn.

  8. Remove and drain on a paper towel covered plate.

  9. Serve warm.

Recipe Notes

You can cook the bacon in advance and store in a covered container in the refrigerator.  Heat in the microwave on a microwave-safe plate between layers of paper towel.

If you want to freeze the bacon to serve later, cook until almost done, cool and freeze.  To serve cook in the microwave on a microwave-safe plate between layers of paper towel until crispy.

Nutrition Facts
Crispy Maple Peppered Bacon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 238 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 37mg12%
Sodium 375mg16%
Potassium 122mg3%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.