Total Time
Prep 1 min
Cook 40 mins

You may not have bacon any other way again! The bacon must be cooked on a rack, I use a cookie rack placed on a 15 x 10-inch baking sheet, it works well, or use a broiler pan.


  1. Set oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small cup stir together brown sugar, cayenne and black pepper.
  3. Arrange the bacon slices on a large broiler pan and place on the second-lowest oven rack.
  4. Bake for 18-20 minutes.
  5. Turn the slices over and sprinkle with spiced sugar mix.
  6. Place back in the oven and continue baking until crisp and brown (about 15-20 minutes more).
  7. Remove and transfer to paper towels.
Most Helpful

WOW! I loved this; the heat is a creeper, but Oh so good! I made this on my sil-pat, baked as normal @ 400º, turned after 8 minutes and sprinkled the mixture over the pieces and returned to the oven for 8 minutes. Mine was crispier after a few minutes out of the oven, probably why you say to use a broiler pan...Thanks for another winner, Kitten; I won't save this for special occasions. It's easy enough to make anytime...

alligirl June 21, 2009

I turned into a little piggy eating this bacon. What can I say? Salty-sweet-spicy - it's got it all!

evelyn/athens September 26, 2006

We really loved this! The "spicy" barely came through, but the "sweet" added a delicious flavor. This worked great for our family...if you like it spicier, you could always add more pepper. Baking in the oven was a great time saver, also, as I normally use the frying pan and need to do bacon in three batches. Thanks for sharing!

Karen=^..^= January 29, 2006