Preheat oven to 400°F. Line rimmed
baking sheet with foil. Place rack in center
of foil. Lay bacon slices on rack. Sprinkle
1 tablespoon maple sugar evenly over
bacon. Bake until sugar is melted, about
8 minutes. Sprinkle remaining 1 tablespoon
sugar over same side of bacon. Bake until
bacon is deep brown and glazed, 12 to
14 minutes longer. Remove from oven. Preheat broiler. Broil bacon until sugar
on top bubbles thickly, watching closely to
prevent burning, 1 to 2 minutes. Cool bacon
completely on rack. Cut into 1/4-inch dice. Combine maple syrup and cinnamon
sticks in deep medium saucepan and bring
to boil over medium-high heat. Reduce
heat to medium and simmer until sauce
is thickened and reduced to 1/2 to 2/3 cup,
about 5 minutes. Remove cinnamon sticks.
Mix lemon juice and ginger into sauce.
DO AHEAD: Can be made 2 hours ahead. Let
stand at room temperature. Stir pecans and bacon into maple sauce.
Scoop ice cream into dessert dishes. Spoon
sauce over and serve.
bacon recipe courtesy of: Lori Longbotham, Bon Appétit, October 2010
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