Baked pumpkin slices wrapped in strips of bacon are delicious! Sweet creamy pumpkin inside and smoked toasted bacon outside – well, who wouldn’t want to try it? It is especially delicious if you dip a slice of such a pumpkin in some fresh cold sauce, for example, cucumber-sweetness, smoke and freshness in one bite. I highly recommend trying it! Pumpkin baked in bacon.
Designed for 4 servings
Pumpkin 17.64 oz (500 g)
Bacon smoked 10.58 oz (300g)
Olive oil 4 tablespoon
Thyme (5-6 sprigs)
Salt (to taste)
Black pepper (preferably freshly ground, to taste)
Paprika (1/3 tbsp)
Dried garlic (1/3 tbsp)
Dried thyme (1/4 tbsp)
Nutmeg preferably freshly grated, 1/4 tbsp.
Instruction. Pumpkin baked in bacon.
Cooking time 35 minutes
Prepare all the ingredients. A piece of pumpkin of the desired size will be cleaned from the seeds and rind and cut into slices or bars, depending on the shape of the pumpkin. I had a medium-sized round pumpkin, so I got eight slices.
Add salt and spices to the pumpkin, sprinkle a little olive oil to make the spices disperse better, and carefully rub each piece of pumpkin with the resulting mixture.
You can, of course, do without oil and just rub the pieces of pumpkin with spices. This is up to you. But with olive oil, as for me, it is more flavorful and tastier.
With salt, you should be extremely careful, because the bacon itself is quite salty. I have just a little bit of salt on the pumpkin pieces, but for those who use salt in very small quantities, you can probably do without salt at all.
Wrap each slice of pumpkin in bacon and place it carefully in a baking dish. Brush the thyme sprigs lightly with olive oil so that they do not burn when baking, and put them on top of the pumpkin in the bacon.
Put the form in a preheated 392F degree oven for 15 minutes until the bacon is nicely browned. Readiness can be checked with a wooden skewer or toothpick: pierce-the pumpkin is soft, so it is ready.
Ready-made pieces of pumpkin can be immediately put on paper towels to remove excess fat. In this case, the bacon will retain its density a little longer and will not become too soft and greasy when it cools down. Pumpkin baked in bacon can be served as an independent dish. As a hot / cold appetizer with a sauce to your taste ( fresh cold sauce). Hot pumpkin is much tastier. Bon Appetit!
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