Honey glazed bacon with sesame seeds is the perfect honey bacon recipe. This one has a trick to make honey glazing so much easier.
Many other honey glaze bacon recipes call for you to liquify the honey with heat or combine it with other ingredients, then brush it on. You really don’t need to do any of that.
All you need to do is drizzle a strip of honey along partially cooked bacon slices, and continue baking them. That’s really it! You don’t need to dirty a basting brush or a mixing bowl to make perfect honey bacon.
This bacon glazing recipe also uses toasted sesame seeds, which are not a very strong flavor and not very common with bacon. But they are beautiful when added to the glazed bacon and they go deliciously with the honey.
How to Make Honey Glazed Bacon
You’ll use about a half a pound of bacon, which is usually half a package. It’s about 8 to 10 slices. If you want to use the full package of bacon, simply double the recipe.
Start by preheating your oven to 350°. Then line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the bacon slices on it side by side.
Cook the bacon in the oven for about 10 minutes without the honey glaze. You want to pre-cook it a little because the honey glaze can burn easily.
Once it’s partially cooked, take the bacon out of the oven and add a line of honey to each slice. You can just squeeze it out of the bottle or drizzle it on directly. You don’t need to mix it in a bowl with other ingredients or use a brush. The honey will spread out on its own. It’s much easier this way.
Dust the bacon slices with a bit of Cayenne pepper. Then return the tray to the oven.
As the bacon cooks, toast, some sesame seeds in a small skillet. Use about a teaspoon of sesame seeds. The sesame seeds are toasted when they are golden brown and they smell aromatic. It takes about five minutes to toast them on medium low in a skillet.
Once the honey baked bacon is done cooking in the oven, allow it to cool and sprinkle sesame seeds on the gooey slices.
You’ll find that honey and bacon are an amazing combination, giving you both sweet and savory in a deliciously addicting bite.
You can serve honey baked bacon as a side with meat dishes like steak or on top o balsamic glazed brussels sprouts, or with other savory dishes.
You can also use it as a side for breakfast dishes. If you cut it into pieces, you can serve it along side other items on an appetizer tray.
Looking for an amazing bacon recipe? Try:
- Bacon Jam: A bacon marmalade made with slowly cooked bacon and onions as well as brown sugar. Use it as a condiment, such as on burgers.
- Spicy Candied Bacon: A traditional candied bacon recipe, also called “Man Candy,” that uses brown sugar and cayenne pepper for glazed bacon.
- Honey Garlic Bacon. Another honey bacon recipe, honey garlic is a different combination using minced roasted garlic.
Honey Glazed Bacon
- Parchment paper
- baking tray
- small skillet
- 8 – 10 slices bacon (about ½ pound)
- 1 tablespoon honey
- ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
- Preheat oven to 350°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Layout 8 – 10 slices of bacon. Once the oven is hot, bake for about 10 minutes.
- Remove the partially cooked bacon from the oven and add a line of honey down each one. You do not need to use a brush to spread the honey. Sprinkle lightly with cayenne pepper. Return the bacon to the oven for another 10 minutes, or until bacon is golden brown but not burned.
- In a small skillet, toast the sesame seeds until golden brown and aromatic, about 5 minutes on medium low. Put aside.
- Once the bacon is finished, allow it to cool on a baking rack or a plastic cutting board. DO NOT use paper towels to drain the bacon because the glaze is sticky.
- As the bacon cools, sprinkle the toasted sesame seeds on top.
- Serve as a side for breakfast, or cut into halves and use as part of an appetizer spread.