Southern Candied Bacon

Bacon's better when it's candied.
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Southern Candied Bacon

Recipe by Renae E. Wilson

Start to Finish: 30 minutes

Servings: 4


  • 12 oz. thick-cut bacon (about 8 slices)
  • 1/3 cup hot pepper jelly
  • 1/4 cup pecans, finely chopped
  • 1 small jalapeño chile, finely chopped


Arrange rack in top third of oven; preheat to 375°. Line baking sheet with foil; set wire rack inside. Arrange bacon in single layer on rack. Bake for 10 minutes. In small bowl, whisk jelly and 2 tsp. warm water until loosened. Stir in pecans and chile; brush on bacon. Bake until crispy, about 20 minutes.