Bacon & Fruit Brunch Kabobs (The easiest no-recipe tricks!)

Bacon & Fruit Brunch Kabobs (The easiest no-recipe tricks!)

Bacon is threaded onto a soaked bamboo skewer and baked perfectly crisp in the oven while a mixed berry kabob is lightly flavored with a hint of sweetness, lemon and mint. Your brunch guests will LOVE these skewers.You’ve probably noticed I have a bit of a thing for skewers from my Halloween Candy Skewers, Italian Antipasto Skewers, Chorizo Tapas Skewers or Greek Antipasto Skewers. Aside from the deliciousness there is a definite reason for this. As a chef who is up to my eyeballs every holiday season with client parties, I get pretty good at trying to include easy menu items that are a hit but don’t take my focus away from main courses. These kabobs are the easiest and arguably most popular brunch items on every menu they appear on. The best part is they take almost no effort at all!

Lets start with the most important lady at the party, the bacon kabob. The “recipe” here is pretty much nonexistent, it is mostly just technique. Soak your skewers, flavor your bacon if you want (brown sugar is an obvious delicious option here, I’ve also used cayenne or chili powder for a spicy sweet kick) and put in a cold oven set to 400 for 12-15 minutes. I thread my bacon on in a wavy weave for aesthetic reasons. Bacon is threaded onto a soaked bamboo skewer and baked perfectly crisp in the oven while a mixed berry kabob is lightly flavored with a hint of sweetness, lemon and mint. Your brunch guests will LOVE these skewers.

For the fruit skewers I toss the berries in a lightly sweetened lemon and mint mixture. This is mostly because clients usually request these out of season and adding just a hint of sweet really makes them a hit even if the berries don’t get to make the best showing.

The best thing about these skewers aside from how easy they are is how adorable they are. I always have at least one person tell me how much they enjoyed the “bacon on a stick.”

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Bacon & Fruit Brunch Kabobs (The easiest no-recipe tricks!)

Bacon is threaded onto a soaked bamboo skewer and baked perfectly crisp in the oven while a mixed berry kabob is lightly flavored with a hint of sweetness, lemon and mint. Your brunch guests will LOVE these skewers.
Yield 36
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Course Brunch
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder

Ingredients
 

  • 1 pound bacon (usually 16-20 slices in a pound)
  • 2 pounds mixed berries
  • 36 bamboo skewers
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon minced mint (optional)

Instructions

  • Soak your bamboo used for the bacon for an hour or so.
  • Thread the bacon onto the skewers.
  • For the best look I usually make it pretty wavy, this also prevents the bacon from sitting completely in the rendered fat.
  • Line your baking sheet with parchment paper and put the skewers on the sheet.
  • Without preheating, put the bacon in the oven.
  • Turn the oven onto 400 degrees and set your timer for 12 minutes.
  • The bacon will take anywhere from 12-15 minutes to cook, but after 12 minutes it is a good idea to keep an eye on it as you don't want it to burn and the last bit of browning happens pretty quickly.
  • For the berries, mix the water, sugar, lemon juice and mint and toss the berries in it.
  • Skewer as you wish on the bamboo sticks.
  • Try to save some for the guests 🙂

Nutrition

Calories: 66kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 83mg | Potassium: 38mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.1mg
Keyword: Bacon & Fruit Brunch Kabobs

Bacon is threaded onto a soaked bamboo skewer and baked perfectly crisp in the oven while a mixed berry kabob is lightly flavored with a hint of sweetness, lemon and mint. Your brunch guests will LOVE these skewers.

Bacon is threaded onto a soaked bamboo skewer and baked perfectly crisp in the oven while a mixed berry kabob is lightly flavored with a hint of sweetness, lemon and mint. Your brunch guests will LOVE these skewers.
Bacon is threaded onto a soaked bamboo skewer and baked perfectly crisp in the oven while a mixed berry kabob is lightly flavored with a hint of sweetness, lemon and mint. Your brunch guests will LOVE these skewers.

About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the upcoming cookbook: Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients which is being published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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  1. These skewers look delicious. I have never tried to make a bacon skewer before. I will have to try it on the weekend. I like home fries for brunch.

  2. mmm. I love sweet and savory together! Biggest guilty pleasure! I would gobble all of these up and they look super easy!

  3. Oh what total fun. Everything goes with bacon and I love this idea. It would be so perfect for a Sunday brunch. Thanks for the easy idea.

    1. If you’re making a brunch, it’s nice to have some easy dishes so that you can focus on more complicated ones!

  4. Oh my gosh! This sounds amazing and simple! Right up my alley! And how cute that everything is on sticks! I could see this going over well with a baby shower that I am hosting soon! Thanks for the recipe!

  5. Oh boy. These look amazing. These would be so nice for a Sunday brunch or when we have company over on the holidays for breaky!

  6. Love the sweet and salty combos! We eat a LOT of bacon in our house and fruit. What a fun new way to serve!

  7. Yum! What a great idea. I think both of these make a great combination. We love fruit and bacon in our house. My daughters would really love this.

  8. That is an interesting mix! It has that sweet and salty thing going on all at once. I need to try this just for curiosity sake.