Doubled this recipe, but everyone was still wanting more. Easy, not too fussy with a slightly sweet and sour tang to the crunchy water chestnuts. A nice addition to any appetizer party. Am planning to make these again this week for an office pot luck we are having.
I have been making these appetizers for the last 20 years with rave reviews. I make mine and bake them without the sauce for about 35 to 40 minutes. I take them off the tray and drain them on paper towels. This part can actually be done ahead of time. I put them back on the baking tray and pour the sauce over and bake an additional 15 to 20 minutes. They are less greasy this way and are easier to make ahead of time.
These were fantastic!!!! I took the bacon wrapped chestnuts and baked them in the oven first until the bacon was crisp then drained them on a paper towel. After drained I then placed them in another pan, made the sauce and poured it over the chestnuts and then baked in the oven until the sauce was bubbling. This worked out great and there was no worry about the grease. I will keep this recipe and make it every chance I get for those special events.
This was the only appetizer that was completely consumed at a large gathering of teenagers. I tripled the recipe and still, no leftovers. Smells heavenly as well.
These were very tasty and my guest enjoyed them. I will make them again only next time i will add some hot pepper flakes to kick it up a bit. Thanks
I made these for our Christmas buffet and they were enjoyed by everyone. The sauce is just wonderful with a perfect combination of flavors. I followed the advice of others and baked mine for about 35 minutes without the sauce then drained on a paper towel, then poured the sauce over them in another baking dish and baked for about 20 minutes. Just wonderful. Thanks. Made for "Let's Party 2011"
Yummmmmy. We had a football party yesterday and I made these....what a hit. I loved the sauce over the top. Thank you for sharing.
Two of my friends told me this was incredible, and they were right. I used turkey bacon, and cut it in thirds. It worked on the larger chestnuts when I cut those in half. I dunked some in the sauce prior to baking, and then just poured the rest over the appies before baking. I think I left them in the oven (I used a toaster oven) about 5 min. too long, and they were crispy and very nice. I only used about 1/3 of the can of chestnuts, because I didn't want to waste bacon on a recipe that didn't suit. Tomorrow nite, these will again be dinner. Absolutely delicious....
Very good. I made this for New Year's Eve and we had a high end bacon which was sliced thick.... oh so good!
A huge hit, especially with me and my husband. I followed Ann60's advice.