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Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Bundles

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Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus Bundles are a delicious and beautiful side dish for that special meal. Recipe adapted from Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood (c) Clarkson Potter 2010

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Bundles


  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, ends trimmed
  • 5-6 slices bacon
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1-½ teaspoons soy sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • freshly ground pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Divide asparagus into five or six bundles, depending on the size of your asparagus, and carefully wrap a piece of bacon around each and secure with a toothpick. Place the bundles in a casserole dish.
  2. Combine the remaining ingredients in a small sauce pan and bring to a boil over medium high heat.
  3. Pour this mixture over the asparagus bundles and place the dish in the preheated oven
  4. Bake for about 20 minutes, then increase the heat to broil and bake for 5-6 minutes watching carefully and turning often, until the bacon is crisp. Remove the picks before serving.

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9e44c91c3c2d60176758bb5a0824dbbd43ccbc20Thread the toothpick in the bacon so that it will be easier to remove once the asparagus has cooked.

3b71445fed31a0030c1459b74c9d78291f3c51f7Place the asparagus in a shallow casserole dish and pour the sauce all over the top of the bacon and spears. Pop this in the oven and cook for about 20 minutes, then place the dish under the broiler to finish it off and crisp up the bacon.

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