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    Mini Bacon Cheesecakes

    Mini Bacon Cheesecakes



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    Mini Bacon Cheesecakes

    Ingredients
    For the bacon and crust:
    4 strips bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
    3 tablespoons sugar
    12 chocolate wafer cookies
    2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
    Pinch of salt
    For the cheesecakes:
    1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
    1/3 cup sugar
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
    1 large egg
    Directions
    Make the bacon: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 24-cup mini muffin pan with paper liners. (I used foil liners) Put the bacon pieces in a large skillet and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until almost completely browned, about 4 minutes. Pour off the drippings and reserve. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon sugar over the bacon and cook, stirring, until the bacon is crisp and glazed, about 3 more minutes. Transfer the candied bacon to a plate; set aside until ready to use.
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    DO NOT cool your candied bacon on paper toweling!!! Luckily I had more bacon and started over with this step.
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    Make the crust: Pulse the cookies, butter, the remaining 2 tablespoons sugar, 1 tablespoon bacon drippings, and the salt in a food processor until finely ground. (I do not have a food processor, or a stand mixer, but just used my hand mixer for all of the mixing)
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    Firmly press 1 heaping teaspoon of the crumb mixture into each mini muffin liner. Bake until the crust is set, about 12 minutes. Let cool in the pan on a rack.
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    Make the cheesecakes: Reduce the oven temperature to 325 degrees F. Combine the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla in a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment; mix on medium-high speed until light and smooth, 4 to 5 minutes. Add the flour and egg and mix until just incorporated, scraping down the bowl as needed. Fill each mini muffin cup with about 2 teaspoons batter and bake until set, about 20 minutes.
    Take a picture of your bulldog puppy patiently waiting for you to drop something and completely forget to take a picture of this step:
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    Let cool in the pan on a rack, then transfer the pan to the refrigerator and chill at least 4 hours. Top each cheesecake with a piece of candied bacon.

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    Source: foodnetwork.com

    Our Review:
    They are slightly putzy to make and I don't do putzy very often. So I'm not likely to make again real soon. However I took a dozen with us to a bully get together today. Sally and Nicke loved them. A mixture of salty sweet that is quite good.
    Last edited by LariP; 08-25-2013 at 06:32 PM.

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    Re: Mini Bacon Cheesecakes

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    Sounds interesting, I'm curious to see how they come out.

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    Re: Mini Bacon Cheesecakes

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    Ooh, that sounds good!

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    Re: Mini Bacon Cheesecakes

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    Lookin' forward to the finished recipe! Sounds very decadent!

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