Saturday, September 26, 2009

Adventures in Cooking: Bacon Tomato Swiss Cups

Since Fall is finally upon us, and that means FOOTBALL is back (!!!), I thought I would share some of my favorite game-watching snacks. GO STEELERS!!

First, Bacon Tomato Swiss Cups. My Mom used to make these all the time for parties, and I brought them back last fall. They're relatively easy to make, and always a crowd pleaser!
First, your ingredients:
- 8 slices of bacon (more or less depending on your love of bacon)
- 1/4- 1/2 cup of light mayo (enough to bind the mixture)
- 1 whole tomato
- Basil (I sprinkle it liberally)
- 8 ounces swiss cheese
- 1 package Crescent rolls
- Pam non-stick spray
- Muffin tin
Dice the tomato into small little squares, and remove the seeds (prevents soggy dough)
Fry your bacon till extra crispy.
Dry the bacon in a paper towel and then rip into small pieces. I usually put the bacon into new paper towel then wad it up into a ball so they fall into smaller pieces then rip the remaining lager pieces by hand.
Shred your cheese, (or if you bought already shredded swiss) and combine into a bowl with the mayo.
Mix until all of the components are combined. I usually sprinkle some basil in at this point, too.
Pre-heat oven to 375. Spray your muffin tin with non-stick spray. Take your credent rolls and tear them into smaller pieces, and mold then into the bottom of the tins.
Now, scoop the mixture into the tins, about 1/2 - 3/4 of the way full. (Oliver decided he needed to watch me and make sure I was doing it right).
Sprinkle more basil on top of the individual cups, and then it's ready to go into the oven!
Bake at 375 for about 15-20 minutes, or until the sides are golden brown. Keep checking them, as the dough can take longer to cook. Let sit for 10 minutes to cool.
TA DA! The final product! Enjoy!


Lyndsy said...

These look amazing! I will definitely need to make this for an upcoming harvest party! Yum!

Luci said...

Thanks! Hope you enjoy them!