Guava-Bacon Crunch Bites

INGREDIENTS:

* Athens Fillo Dough, prep as directed on box
* 1 medium guava
* 1 pkg of bacon, cooked, cut into small bits
* 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
* 3 packets sugar substitute or 6 tsp sugar
* butter

STEP 1:
Prep. Cut open one guava and toss outer layer. Cut guava into chucks and place in hot pan. Add 3 packets of sugar substitute. Mash guava while it starts to cook down. Set aside while you work on your fillo dough.

STEP 2:
Mix guava, walnuts, and bacon together. Set aside.

STEP 3:
Grab your fillo dough you have already prepped. Cut the dough into even squares. I found it easier to use a pizza cutter. Now get you delicious mixture and place about a tablespoon of the mixture into the center of each square. Fold up the edges to meet at top and twist to close as a cup. This will seal itself.

STEP 4:
Place each cup (or ‘bite’) onto a buttered baking sheet and place in the oven at 325 degrees until browned.

Let cool and enjoy! You can even make a dipping sauce: simply mix raspberry preserves and melted butter.

NOTES ON THE RECIPE:

* You have many opportunities to make adjustments to this recipe. You can chose to use any flavor of bacon, different type of pastry, or a different fruit.

* I did notice that they pretty much required of dipping sauce because they were a little dry. This may improve by simply using 2 guavas instead of just one.

* I also noticed that the bacon was a little tough compared to the other textures in the ingredients. I think if you add your cooked bacon bits to the guava as you cook it down, it may soften the bacon back up.

* Oh, and one more thing. Fillo dough is not my friend.

* This was my first attempt at this recipe and I am open to any suggestions or ideas on how to improve it.



-Elle.

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About elle

Crazy cat lady, comic book nerd, and lover of bacon all in one.

Posted on July 30, 2011, in Cooking with Bacon and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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