Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Place a baking rack on a sheet pan and put bacon on the baking rack. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until the bacon begins to brown. Remove the pan carefully from the oven. Using a kitchen brush, smear bacon with maple syrup and bake for another 4 to 5 minutes, until the bacon is a warm golden brown. Transfer the bacon to a plate lined with paper towels and serve hot.