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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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 50 min.
  • Makes
    32 appetizers


  • 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 until bacon is crisp, 25-35 minutes longer. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
3 each: 155 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 363mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • LisaGThomas
    Nov 16, 2018

    I like to switch the “Water Chestnuts” OUT for “Sea Scallops.” I just Cut them In 1/2 or in 1/4’s, depending of course, on their (The Sea Scallops) size! Cook in a 350 degree oven for about 10-12 minutes, (,Well, at least until the “Bacon

  • kshea
    Jun 3, 2012

    These are great. I always drain off the juice before drizzling with sauce.Sometimes I cut the water chestnuts in half.

  • thehansher
    Nov 10, 2008

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  • cheryl
    Jan 31, 2006

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