3/4 pound regular bacon
1 pound package small smoked sausages
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Cut bacon slices in half and fry the bacon in a large pan until some of the fat is rendered but the bacon is still pliable; do not let bacon get too crisp. You need to be able to wrap it around the sausages.
Cool bacon 5 minutes on paper towels, then wrap each sausage with a piece of the precooked bacon. Roll each little bundle in brown sugar, fasten with a toothpick, and place on wire rack. Place rack in 13″ x 9″ baking pan lined with foil.
Drizzle maple syrup over the sausages and sprinkle with the pepper. Bake 25-35 minutes until sausages are hot and bacon is crisp. Remove rack from pan and cool sausage bundles 4-5 minutes before serving.
Please use the wire rack because the drippings that come from the bacon and sugar burn easily. You will want to keep the little sausages out of the drippings.
Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.