This is the only appetizer you’ll need for the rest of the holiday season. S-e-r-i-o-u-s-l-y! It travels well and was a big hit at Thanksgiving.
The thin strips of bacon and flaky pastry stays crisp for hours. It’s sweet, savory, and very bacon-y. Don’t let the pinch of cayenne scare you. I promise this recipe is not hot in the least! So please do not omit it from the recipe. You’ll see…
Sometimes the mention of pastry is enough to scare people away but don’t worry, it’s puff pastry! Like—the kind that is ready to bake and requires zero prep work outside of being defrosted. This entire recipe took 30 minutes to prepare (while taking massive amounts of photos) so let’s call it 15. Add another 30 minutes to bake. By the time you’re finished getting your party things together your mouthwatering appetizer will be ready to go.
makes 24 straws
prep time 15-20 minutes
bake time 30 minutes
1 sheet puff pastry
12 strips of thick cut bacon
1/2 tsp chopped rosemary
1/3 c brown sugar
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tbsp water
Preheat the oven to 385F.
Cut bacon lengthwise.
Using a pizza cutter slice the puff pastry into thin strips.
Twist one piece of bacon and one piece of puff pastry together.
Lay them on a cooling rack that is stacked on top of a baking sheet lined with foil. This will prevent them from becoming a greasy and soggy mess.
Bake for 25 minutes.
In the meantime, make the glaze.
Combine the rosemary, brown sugar, cayenne, and water into a small bowl.
Raise the temperature to 400F and bake for another 5 minutes.
Remove the straws from the oven and leave the oven on at 400F.
Brush the glaze on. You don’t have to brush them on all sides, just the top will do.
Put the straws back in the oven for another 5 minutes.
Gently remove the straws from the racks and enjoy!
xoxo, Jessica (aw2sl)