Candied Pecan Bacon Points
- 1 pound bacon
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- black pepper
- rye party bread
- 1 cup cream cheese, softened
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
- chives for garnish (optional - I didn't have these on hand to add)
Mix together the pecans, and brown sugar with a good grinding of pepper in a small bowl. Evenly sprinkle the mixture over the bacon. Put the bacon into the oven and bake until the sugar is melted and the bacon is crisp, about 15 to 20 minutes. Remove and let cool slightly until crisp.
While the bacon is cooking, in a small bowl mix together the cream cheese and Worcestershire sauce. Spread the rye bread with the cream cheese mixture, then cut the slice of bread in half like a triangle (Jan uses scissors). Top with two pieces of bacon cut about ½ inch each and crossed to fit the bread.
I had no idea what to expect out of these, but to be honest, I was surprised. They were tasty, despite me not being a lover of rye bread. They even held up pretty good overnight in the fridge before being served at the luncheon. And from what I heard, they were well received. Overall, great recipe Jan - glad that I could help you out while you were off cruising!