Prep Time: 10 mins. Cook Time: 25 mins. Makes: 8 slices
8 slices thick-cut smoked bacon
1/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
Heat oven to 400 F and line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place an oven-safe rack into the pan to keep bacon out of the drippings.
Place bacon pieces on the rack and cook about 15 to 25 minutes, or until just starting to crisp and brown around the edges.
In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and finely chopped pecans.
Remove from the oven and generously sprinkle each piece of bacon with the brown sugar mixture. Return bacon to the oven and cook until crisp and the sugar has melted. The exact time will vary based on thickness of the bacon.