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Bacon-Encased Water Chestnuts

 Bacon-Encased Water Chestnuts
My husband and I do lots of entertaining and always start off with appetizers like these tempting morsels.—Midge Scurlock, Creston, Iowa
10 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 50 min.


  • 8 bacon strips
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) whole water chestnuts, drained
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 jar (2-1/2 ounces) strained peach baby food
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Dash salt


  • Cut bacon strips in half lengthwise and then in half widthwise. Wrap
  • each bacon piece around a water chestnut; secure with a toothpick.
  • Place in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at
  • 350° for 25 minutes, turning once; drain if necessary.
  • In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Drizzle over
  • water chestnuts. Bake 25-35 minutes longer or until bacon is crisp.
  • Serve warm. Yield: 32 appetizers.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3 each) equals 155 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 363 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.