This simple (and slightly messy) recipe can be used for so much more than just salads- you can use as a garnish for Bloody Marys, crumble into bits for a topping, or eat as-is for a tasty take on an old favorite.


Cider Candied Bacon
Yields 12 strips
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
25 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
25 min
  1. 12 strips thick-cut bacon
  2. 1/2 cup brown sugar
  3. 1/2 cup Ryan's Apple Cider
  4. 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  5. 1/4 black pepper
  6. dash cayenne pepper, to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a medium-size bowl, whisk together brown sugar, cinnamon, black pepper, cayenne pepper and cider, until the mixture is well-combined and the dry ingredients have dissolved.
  3. Dip bacon into the cider mixture so that all sides are well-coated. Place coated bacon on baking sheet and repeat process with all pieces of bacon; use any remaining cider mixture on the tops of the bacon.
  4. Place bacon in oven and cook for 10 minutes. Flip bacon and continue to cook for 15 more minutes, flipping every 2 minutes to ensure that bacon is well-coated and evenly cooked.
  5. Let cool on a nonstick surface.
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