It’s pumpkin season, and also you shouldn’t want an excuse to take pleasure in this festive and candy however lowish-carb ingredient. But simply in case you want just a little enticement, we wrapped this pumpkin in bacon. Slow-roasting accentuates the pure brown-sugar sweetness of the pumpkin, and crispy bacon makes every thing higher. Enjoy these as a snack, an appetizer, or a form of thick-cut keto French fry. We counsel a bitter cream dipping sauce with smoked paprika, which presents cool richness, an echo of the bacon’s smokiness, and a refreshing tanginess.
Keto Bacon-Wrapped Pumpkin Slices
1 small pumpkin
24 slices of bacon
½ cup bitter cream
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon smoked paprika
1 clove garlic, zested/minced/pureed
1 tablespoon olive oil
Pre-heat oven to 400F.
De-stem pumpkin and slice in half. Scoop the seeds and discard or reserve for one more use.
Slice pumpkin into skinny crescents, about ¾” thick.
Wrap every slice of pumpkin with one strip of bacon. Place on a sheet tray.
Roast for 45 minutes, or till pumpkin is cooked by way of and bacon is crispy.
Make the sauce: mix bitter cream and seasonings in a small bowl.