Hot Bacon Dressing

My husband asked me to serve a spinach salad with hot bacon dressing for a dinner party we were giving for friends. I found this one online. It easy to prepare and delicious. I served it over a simple salad of spinach topped with shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese and served it with a Viognier blend wine from Australia. Everything paired beautifully! It also pairs well with a Riesling.

Hot Bacon Dressing

8 slices meaty bacon
1 1/2 cups white sugar
3 teaspoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup white vinegar

 

  1. Fry bacon until very crisp. Drain, crumble and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the sugar, cornstarch and salt, and slowly pour in water and vinegar, whisking constantly.
  3. In a medium pan, add the crumbled bacon and pour the vinegar mixture over it. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens slightly.
  4. Remove from heat and allow to cool for about 15-20 minutes. It will continue to thicken.

Serves approximately 10-12. I cut the recipe in half without any problems.