Mmm, Bacon!

When you don’t have a lot of time, here is a quick and easy recipe for a tart (courtesy of Taste of Home) that can be thrown together in a hurry.

Chicken and Bacon Tart
1/4 pound of bacon strips cut into thirds
2 medium onions, halved and thinly sliced
2 medium apples, peeled and thinly sliced
1 package (9 ounce) ready to serve roasted chicken strips
1/4 cup of jalapeno pepper jelly
1/2 teaspoon of thyme
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 sheet frozen puffed pastry, thawed
3/4 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 Tablespoon minced fresh parsley

1. In a large skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until crisp.  Remove to paper towels.  Saute the onions and apples in the drippings until tender.   Stir in the chicken, jelly, thyme, and salt.

2. On a lightly floured surface, unfold the puff pastry.  Roll into a 10-inch by 9-inch rectangle.  Transfer to a 15-inch by 10-inch by 1-inch parchment paper-lined baking sheet..  Prick with a fork.

3. Spread the chicken mixture over the pastry to within 1 inch of the edges.  Sprinkle with the cheese and pepper.  Press the edges with a fork, forming a decorative border.

4. Bake at 425 degree for 10 minutes.  Sprinkle with the bacon and bake 5-10  more minutes longer or until golden brown.  Sprinkle with parsley.


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