Carolina Maple Bacon

An addictive spicy sweet appetizer which may become dessert or breakfast if there is anything left!!

Serves 3-4


  • 1 lb thick bacon strips (app. 10-12 slices)
  • ½ c pure maple syrup
  • ½ c brown sugar
  • 2 – 3 T Underwood Ranches Carolina Gold BBQ Sauce


  1. Preheat smoker to 300 degrees or oven to 350.
  2. Stir together maple syrup, brown sugar and UR Carolina Gold til mixed. Taste and add more Gold if desired.
  3. Coat both sides of the bacon strips with the sauce (I chose to cut my bacon in half before coating).
  4. Cover a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and line with parchment paper. Place the bacon strips in a single layer on the sheet and bake for 20 minutes.
  5. Flip the bacon strips over and continue cooking for 15-20 minutes.
  6. Bacon will caramelize and become sticky. Cook longer if needed, but don’t let it burn.
  7. Let pan cool for about 15 minutes and then using tongs, transfer the sticky bacon to a platter. The bacon will crisp up as it cools.
  8. You can always splash on more UR Carolina Gold if desired.

Karen 9.29.2020