for this recipe Cheesy Bacon Straws
|1 package||Shirriff Pie Crust|
|½ cup||cheddar cheese, shredded|
|4 - 6 tbsp||water|
|20||strips of bacon|
|½ cup||brown sugar|
|1 tsp||rosemary or thyme|
Pre-heat oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a wire rack on top. Set aside
Pour contents of pie crust package into a large mixing bowl, add in cheese and follow package instructions. Roll out crust into a rectangle approximately ¼” in thickness. Slice dough into 1/2” wide strips.
Gently twist the strips a few times before wrapping the bacon around the twisted pastry. Continue until all the twists have been wrapped.
In a shallow dish (a pie plate would work well here) combine brown sugar, herbs, salt and pepper. Carefully roll each twist in the mixture, using your hands to help coat each twist.
Bake twists for 30-50 minutes, depending on the thickness of the bacon you use. At the 30 minutes mark begin checking on the twists every 5-10 minutes to ensure that they do not burn. Twists are done when the bacon is cooked and crispy!