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Savory bacon pinwheels are easy-to-make snacks or appetizer.
Bacon Pinwheels Are Easy
Are you looking for a quick and easy holiday appetizer for a buffet? Are you looking for a quick snack? Should it be delicious?
The answer to those three questions is simple–bacon pinwheels! Since they have bacon, what could be better? I can’t think of much and the fact that they’re so uncomplicated to make makes it even better.
Pretty sure you have most of the ingredients on hand. There is one you may not have unless you absolutely love it or make French pastry–apricot preserves. I do make French pastry from time to time, so there’s always a jar on my shelf. Even if you have to buy it special, it’s lovely on toast or English muffins so if you buy it. you’ll use it.
Versatile Crescent Roll Dough
If there ever was a product that has zillions of uses, like these air fryer danish, it’s refrigerated crescent roll dough. There’s so many things you can make with this which is why I’m sure most of you have a tube in the fridge already.
I find I prefer the unperforated sheets. That way I don’t have to seal those pesky perforations which sometimes don’t stay sealed. If I want to actually make crescent dinner rolls, I cut it into squares of the appropriate size. I find the sheets far more convenient to use. This is one of the recipes where I find them much more convenient.
Since you need the bacon to roll up and not break apart, it shouldn’t be cooked very crispy. Just cook it enough so it’s done yet pliable. My advice is to cook it right before you intend to make these because as it cools, the bacon will become more fragile.
Now a word about the onions–if you don’t like onions they can be left out. It will reduce the flavor profile somewhat but if you hate them that would make no difference.
- 1 tbs butter
- 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
- 3 tbs apricot preserves
- 8 oz tube crescent roll dough sheets preferred
- 15 slices cooked bacon
- Preheat oven to 375F/190C. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
- Heat butter over medium heat. Add onion and cook until tender, 3-5 minutes. Reduce heat and add the apricot preserves; cook until melted.
- Unroll crescent dough and roll into a 15 x 9-inch/38 x 23-cm rectangle. If using the perforated dough, seal seams and perforations. Cut into 15 1-inch/2.5-cm strips. Place a slice of bacon on each strip and roll up, jelly-roll style, from the short end. Place on prepared sheet seam side down.
- Spoon the apricot mixture over each piece. Bake for 12-15 min or until golden brown. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.