Feature: Blueberry Habanero

Appetizer:
Fireside Chat-petizers

Smoked sea salt, black caramel pralines, and bacon are perfect for deep thoughts by the fire

Yield: 2 servings (8 bite-sized appetizers)

Ingredients

Appetizers
  • 2 strips of bacon
  • 8 crackers (see notes below)
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese or blue cheese crumbles
  • 8 Black Caramel Pralines
Garnish
  • 1/4 blueberry habanero half
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked sea salt

Directions

  1. Cut each strip of bacon into 4 pieces
  2. Cook bacon in a pan on the stove until the internal temperature reaches 165°F
  3. Crush the blueberry habanero and mix with the salt
  4. Melt blue cheese in a microwave-safe bowl
  5. Put one Black Caramel Praline on each cracker
  6. Deal one piece of bacon on top of each Black Caramel Praline
  7. Spread the melted blue cheese on each piece of bacon
  8. Garnish with blueberry habanero/salt mixture

Notes

Pretty much any cracker without an overwhelming amount of added flavor will work just fine: saltines, water crackers, plain triscuits, and even little toasts are all great choices! The cracker is just a vessel for deliciousness!

If you’re an experienced bacon cook, you probably just use a visual cue for deciding when bacon is fully cooked. We like to encourage meat thermometers regardless of your experience because 1). It isn’t a super awesome idea to play fast and loose with brain worms (trichinosis) and 2). You risk overcooking the yumminess out of things!


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