1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 Tbsp. Maple Balsamic Vinegar
Just a Pinch Smoked Black Pepper, to taste
1 lb. thick cut bacon
Preheat oven to 350F. Mix brown sugar, maple balsamic, and pepper in a small bowl. Place bacon slices on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Turn slices and bake another 5 minutes. Remove bacon and brush both sides with sugar mixture. Return to oven and bake another 5 minutes. Repeat basting every 5 minutes until bacon is browned and crisp, about 35 minutes.