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Cheesy Bacon Wrapped Plantain Bites with Guava Crema Dip on a wooden platter

Cheesy Bacon Wrapped Plantain Bites with Guava Crema Dip


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  • Author: Heather Bilyeu
  • Total Time: 42 minutes
  • Yield: 22-30 Bites 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Cheesy Bacon Wrapped Plantain Bites with Guava Crema Dip is the perfect appetizer for any occasion! You won't be able to stop once you start eating these tasty Cuban bites.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2  Plantains (more on the ripe side - yellow with brown spots)
  • 4-5 Ounces Queso Fresco
  • 1 Pound Bacon

Guava Crema

  • 2 Ounces Guava Paste
  • 3/4 Cup Crema Mexicana
  • 2 Tablespoons Water
  • 2 Tablespoons White Vinegar
  • Salt & Pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil to use for the plantains.
  2. Peel the ripe plantains and slice in about 1/4" chunks/slices. Lay on the baking sheet.
  3. Dice queso fresco in cubes about the size of the plantain bite and lay on top.
  4. Slice the pound of bacon in half so now that each slice of bacon is 2 pieces.
  5. Wrap the 1/2 piece of bacon around the plantain and queso. Place one end of the bacon on the bottom and continue to wrap over top and around the entire piece and lay back on the baking sheet (both end pieces should be on the bottom of the plantain bite).
  6. Place in the oven and bake for 25-27 minutes.

Guava Crema

  1. In a blender, add in crema Mexicana, guava, water, vinegar and salt, and pepper.
  2. Blend on high for 1 minute until creamy and everything is blended. Place in a small bowl.
  3. Enjoy with hot and fresh-baked plantain bites.

Notes

  • Plantain bites are best enjoyed hot/warm right out of the oven. Leftovers for the plantains and the crema can be kept covered in the fridge for 2-3 days. 
  • Nutrition facts do not include guava crema
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 27 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Cooking
  • Cuisine: Cuban

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 3 plantain bites
  • Calories: 246
  • Sugar: 6 g
  • Sodium: 339.8 mg
  • Fat: 19.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 12.2 g
  • Fiber: 0.8 g
  • Protein: 7.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 33.4 mg
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