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How To Make Caramelized Twisted Bacon In The Oven

We adapted this recipe to make a deliciously special version of caramelized twisted bacon in the oven. The original recipe comes from The Food Network’s Ina Garten.


1 pound regular-sliced applewood-smoked bacon
1/2 cup lightly packed brown sugar (preferably light brown sugar)
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
1 teaspoons salt, optional. (Bacon usually has enough salt.)
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons maple syrup

Follow closely to make incredible caramelized twisted bacon in the oven:

Preheat the oven to 360 degrees. Grab your baking pan and some parchment paper. Tear off a sheet and place it on the baking pan. In a food processor, finely grind the pecans and brown sugar. Add black pepper, salt (optional), and cayenne pepper to the processor and pulse. Moisten the crumbs by adding the maple syrup to the mixture, then lightly pulse a bit more.

Separate the sliced bacon, then top half of each piece with the brown sugar mixture and fold it in half horizontally. Twist it up using your TwistyWiz Deluxe and lay the slices nestled together on the baking sheet. After you have all the slices twisted, place a wire rack on top to prevent them from unraveling.

Bake 25-30 minutes then separate and turn. If you notice some burning sugar, reduce the heat to 350 degrees. Sprinkle additional topping and bake another 25-30 minutes. The topping should be dark brown, but not burnt. Transfer the bacon to a plate to cool, then serve. Your guests will be raving about your caramelized twisted bacon in the oven. Feel free to take all the credit!

Note: Ina Garten has been the star of Food Network’s Barefoot Contessa since 2003. The celebrity chef has made a name for herself by developing easy-to-follow recipes for novice cooks. The Barefoot Contessa’s show also offers lots of entertaining tips, from setting up buffets to decorating your dining table. When it comes to hosting a party, Ina usually turns to an ingredient to create perfect appetizers. With a TwistyWiz Essential, twisted bacon in the oven will be your own perfect appetizer!