Bacon-wrapped jalapeños and water chestnuts recipe

Blog_Bacon_JalapenosCanapés are brilliant. They’re perfect for feeding a group of people, they look adorable, and because they’re small you can try lots of different things. Our recipe for bacon-wrapped jalapeños and water chestnuts is quick, easy and mouth-wateringly good.

Ingredients

12 streaky bacon rashers, cut in half widthways
12 Kingfisher whole water chestnuts
1 sprinkle brown sugar
12 fresh jalapeño peppers, deseeded
25g cream cheese
3 tbsp chilli sauce or chutney, for serving

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan/Gas Mark 6.
  1. Cut the bacon rashers in half widthways and lay them on a baking sheet. Sprinkle a little brown sugar over them.
  1. Deseed the jalapeños and fill the insides with cream cheese.
  1. Place them on top of half the rashers, and place a chestnut on top of the other half (cut the chestnuts in half if they’re particularly large). Roll up and secure with a cocktail stick.
  1. Bake in the oven for 20 mins, or until crisp. Serve with chilli sauce or chutney for dipping.

 

Have a Happy New Year, everyone.

Easy entertaining: a no-fuss New Year buffet

Whether you’re throwing a big festive bash, or a more casual dinner, why not let your guests help themselves? You get to spend less time in the kitchen, and they get the pleasure of your company. We’ll say cheers to that!

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