Candied Christmas Ale Bacon
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Serves: ~12 slices of bacon
This recipe is for a candied Christmas Ale bacon that's sweet enough to eat as a dessert!
  • 1 pound of thick-cut bacon
  • 1 cup Christmas Ale (or enough to cover the bacon)
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  1. Place the strips of bacon in a glass baking dish. Pour the Christmas Ale over the bacon, making sure it's submerged in the beer. Cover the dish with plastic wrap and let marinate in the refrigerator for ½ - 1 hour.
  2. While the bacon is marinating, prepare your brown sugar rub. Mix together the brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger.
  3. Once the bacon is done marinating, drain the beer from the baking dish.
  4. Pour the spiced brown sugar mixture on a plate. Lightly dredge each slice of bacon in the brown sugar.
  5. Place the bacon back on a plate, cover in plastic wrap, and refrigerate overnight (or at least 1 hour). The brown sugar will be syrupy when done marinating.
  6. Slowly cook the bacon in a skillet/pan/griddle over low heat, about 10 minutes each side. You want the brown sugar to caramelize, not burn.
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