Saturday, April 9, 2011

Sugared Bacon-Wrapped Smokies

An easy appetizer that was a huge hit!

Sugared Bacon-Wrapped Smokies

Recipe from Better Homes and Gardens Sunday Dinners, a special interest publication.
1            16 oz package of small, cooked smoked sausage links
15          slices bacon, each cut crosswise in thirds
3/4 cup   packed brown sugar

1. Preheat oven to 350*. Line a 15x10x1 inch baking pan with foil. Lightly coat foil with cooking spray.

2. Wrap each sausage link with a bacon piece, overlapping bacon. Secure with a toothpick.

3. Place brown sugar in plastic bag. Add bacon wrapped sausages, a few at a time, shaking gently to coat. Place sausages in prepared pan. Bake about 30 minutes or until bacon is brown.

If desired, cover and chill for up to 24 hours before baking.

I took these to my niece's for the family celebration of her son's sixth birthday. I could have easily made three times the amount and still come home with an empty plate. It was suggested that Thanksgiving dinner this year consist of bacon wrapped water chestnuts, bacon wrapped shrimp and these. Perhaps one package of turkey sausage as an homage to the traditional holiday meal?  Photobucket

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