Thursday, May 21, 2020

Bacon Egg and Cheese Wreath

With Sophia home from college, there are more of us now who eat eggs for breakfast. I remember making a Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Brunch Ring many years ago. Found the recipe again on Pinterest that led to Bacon Time with the Hungry Hypo.

Everyone enjoyed the Bacon, Egg and Cheese Brunch Ring (except Paige who doesn't like eggs). A serving is one of the crescent roll sections and the exposed egg section next to it. It's a generous portion that is quite filling. We were all full for most of the day and didn't need to eat again until mid-afternoon.

Bacon, Egg and Cheese Brunch Ring

Prep - 25 min
Total -55 min
Servings - 8


4 slices bacon, cut in half crosswise
1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon milk
Salt and pepper, if desired
1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper (I didn't use this)
1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent rolls or 1 can (12 oz) Pillsbury™ Grands!™ refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
1 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend (4 oz)
Chopped fresh cilantro, if desired (I didn't use this)
1 cup Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky salsa, if desired (I didn't use this)


Heat oven to 375°F (350°F for Grands!™ crescents). Line large cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper. In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook bacon over medium heat about 4 minutes or until cooked but not crisp, turning once. (It will continue to cook in oven.) Set bacon aside; drain all except 2 teaspoons bacon drippings from skillet.

In medium bowl, beat 1/3 cup of the milk, the eggs, salt and pepper with fork or whisk until well mixed. Stir in bell pepper. Pour egg mixture into skillet. As mixture heats, portions of eggs will begin to set. Gently push cooked portions with metal spatula to outside edge of skillet. Avoid stirring constantly. As more egg sets, push it to edge, and place it on top of the already set egg mixture. Cook 2 to 3 minutes or until eggs are thickened throughout but still moist.

Meanwhile, unroll dough; separate into 8 triangles. On parchment-lined cookie sheet, arrange triangles with shortest sides toward center, overlapping in star shape and leaving 4-inch round circle open in center. Crescent dough points may hang over edge of cookie sheet. Press overlapping dough to flatten.

Place bacon on each of the triangles. Sprinkle 1/3 cup of the cheese onto widest part of dough. Spoon eggs over cheese. Sprinkle with 1/3 cup of the cheese.

Pull points of triangles over eggs and cheese, and tuck under dough to form ring (filling will be visible). Carefully brush dough with remaining 1 tablespoon milk; sprinkle with remaining 1/3 cup cheese.

Bake 20 to 25 minutes (18 to 23 minutes for Grands!™ crescents) or until deep golden brown. Cool 5 minutes. With broad spatula, carefully loosen ring from cookie sheet; slide onto serving platter. Garnish with cilantro and salsa.

1 comment:

Rita said...

Wow! I have never seen anything like that before. Looks fabulous and yummy! :)