Preheat oven to 350°. Line rimmed baking sheet with foil. Place a metal rack on top and spray with non stick cooking spray.
Layer bacon evenly on top of rack.
Bake for 30-35 minutes or until edges begin to lightly crisp.
Mix apple butter, maple syrup and hot sauce (optional).
Remove bacon from oven and brush each slice with glaze. Flip bacon slices and brush with glaze.
Bake for 10-15 minutes or until sizzling and dark (but not burnt). Keep checking the last 5 minutes as bacon can burn quickly.
Remove and allow to cool. Bacon will get crispier as it cools.
Store in refrigerator.