Pig Candy

Everyone loves bacon, but putting brown sugar, syrup and cayenne pepper on it makes it even tastier.

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  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1⁄2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 lb thick cut bacon
  • 1⁄2 cup maple syrup


Set EGG for indirect cooking at 350°F/177°C. Cover a baking sheet in foil, and place a wire rack on the baking sheet, or use a Half Moon Perforated Cooking Grid.

Mix together brown sugar and cayenne pepper in a small bowl. Cover strips of bacon with brown sugar mixture. Then, place the bacon on the wire rack or cooking grid.

Place baking sheet in the EGG and allow to cook until the bacon starts to crisp. Then brush the top of the bacon with maple syrup, flip the bacon and brush the other side with maple syrup as well. Allow to continue to cook until it is to your preference of doneness. Remove and serve.

*You may serve it with a small side of additional maple syrup for dipping if you’d like it to be extra sweet!

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