Maple, Brown Sugar and Coffee Bacon


1 pound thick-cut bacon (10 slices)

2 tablespoons Starbucks Natural Fusions

Vanilla flavored ground coffee

2/3 cup packed brown sugar

1 tablespoon real maple syrup

2 tablespoons freshly brewed Starbucks

Natural Fusions Vanilla flavored coffee

Fresh cracked pepper

Preheat oven to 375°. Line a rimmed baking pan with parchment or waxed paper and set a flat rack on top. Lay bacon strips on rack, with edges touching. Sprinkle bacon strips evenly with half of the ground coffee. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, brewed coffee and maple syrup, stirring to blend. Brush the bacon with half of sugar mixture. Add coarse fresh cracked pepper lightly (or generously) over bacon. Bake 15 minutes. Carefully turn bacon over and sprinkle with remaining coffee, brush with remaining sugar glaze and cracked pepper. Bake until crispy, 10 minutes more. Caution ? sugar glaze is very hot. Allow to cool for 3 to 4 minutes before serving.


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