Heat oven to 350º F. Grease 1-1/2-qt. Casserole. Bring water to a boil; slowly stir in grits and salt. Reduce heat; simmer 2 to 4 minutes or until thick, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; add syrup, eggs and drippings, mixing well. Pour into prepared casserole; bake 45 to 50 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Top with bacon; let stand 5 to 10 minutes before serving. Serve with additional syrup, if desired.