December 31, 2013

Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts in Sauce and Baked Brie in Puff Pastry

Yum
On the Menu Today
Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts 
and
Baked Brie in Puff Pastry 
with
Raspberry Jam



Ring in the New Year with these yummy
Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts and
Bake Brie in Puff Pastry with Raspberry Jam~
Happy New Year!!



 Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts in Sauce~




Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts in Sauce

Ingredients
  • 1 pound bacon
  • 2 (8 oz) cans whole water chestnuts, drained
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 (9 oz) jar cherry preserves or preserves of your choice
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
Cooking Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350º
  2. Drain water chestnuts. Separate bacon into strips and cut each strip in half. Wrap one uncooked bacon strip around one water chestnut. Secure with a wooden toothpick. Continue with remaining water chestnuts and bacon. Place in a shallow baking dish.
  3. Bake at 375º for 30 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile Make Sauce:
  5. In small bowl, combine ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, cherry preserves and red pepper flakes.
  6. Transfer bacon wrapped water chestnuts to a plate lined with paper towels to drain, then transfer to a second clean shallow baking dish. Pour sauce over bacon/water chestnuts.
  7. Bake at 375º for an additional 30 to 45 minutes or until bacon is crisp and sauce is bubbly.







Baked Brie in Puff Pastry with Raspberry Jam~



Baked Brie in Puff Pastry with Raspberry Preserves

Ingredients
  • 1 (17 oz) package frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 (8 oz) package round brie cheese
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons raspberry preserves
  • 1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds
Cooking Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 425º Lightly grease baking sheet. Set aside.
  2. Roll puff pastry out slightly, place brie cheese on top of puff pastry. Top cheese with 1/3 cup raspberry preserves, place sliced almonds on preserves. Bundle puff pastry up and around the cheese, place on baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 25 to 35 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool for 5 minutes.
  4. Spoon 2 tablespoons raspberry preserves on top of crust.
Serve with your favorite crackers

Appetizer, Bacon, Water Chestnut Brie, Puff Pastry





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