12 strips bacon
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon pepper
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place bacon in a single layer in a foil-lined 15-by-10-by-1-inch baking pan. Bake until lightly browned, 16-18 minutes.
Remove bacon from pan. Discard drippings from pan, wiping clean if necessary.
In a shallow bowl, mix remaining ingredients. Dip both sides of bacon in brown sugar mixture, patting to help coating adhere; return to pan.
Bake 8-10 minutes longer, or until caramelized. Remove immediately from pan. Yield: 6 servings.