Simple and tasty.
1 sleeve (about 32) oval buttery crackers
1/3 cup grated Parmesan
1 pound thinly sliced bacon, each strip halved crosswise
2 tablespoons red currant or red pepper jelly
Cayenne pepper, for sprinkling, optional
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Step 2: Lay the crackers face up on a clean work surface and scoop 1/2 teaspoon Parmesan on each.
Step 3: Wrap each cracker with a piece of the bacon so the seam side is on the bottom and the cracker and cheese are covered as much as possible.
Step 4: Place the crackers seam-side down on a wire rack set over a baking sheet. Bake until the bacon is golden and crisp, about 1 hour.
Step 5: Meanwhile, whisk together the jelly with 1 teaspoon water in a small bowl and microwave on high until warmed through and loose, about 30 seconds; add more water if necessary.
Step 6: When the crackers are done, brush each with the jelly, sprinkle with the cayenne if using and serve immediately.