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Orange-Glazed Canadian Bacon

 Orange-Glazed Canadian Bacon
Instead of serving the usual bacon, I like to prepare this recipe that calls for Canadian bacon instead. It's a special brunch recipe that's always well liked. —Sue Draheim
6-8 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 pounds Canadian bacon
  • 1-1/2 cups orange juice
  • 6 tablespoons brown sugar, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 3 bay leaves

Directions

  • In an 11-in. x 7-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray, arrange
  • bacon in two rows, overlapping the slices.
  • In a small saucepan, combine the orange juice, 4 tablespoons brown
  • sugar, mustard, cardamom and pepper until blended. Bring to a boil
  • over medium heat, stirring frequently. Boil for 1 minute. Pour over
  • bacon; arrange bay leaves on top.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 20-25 minutes. Discard bay leaves
  • and all but 1/4 cup pan juices. Sprinkle remaining brown sugar over
  • bacon.
  • Broil 4 in. from the heat for 3-5 minutes or until bacon is glazed
  • and bubbly. Serve immediately. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 144 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 26 mg cholesterol, 694 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 16 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 11 g protein.