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Take your next tailgate up a notch with these easy to prep-ahead Boozy Blueberry Bacon Bites. It delivers all your favorite football flavors in a mindful bite size.
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Boozy Blueberry Bacon Bites

Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 48
Author: Jenna Braddock, RD



  • 1 stick 8 ounces unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 cup part-skim ricotta
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup fine ground gluten free cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup all-purpose gluten-free 1:1 baking mix recommend Bob’s Red Mill brand
  • ½ cup crumbled crispy bacon from about 8 sliced thin bacon

Blueberry Compote:

  • 1 ½ cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ¾ cup triple sec


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a mini muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.
  • With an electric mixer in a large mixing bowl, cream butter until pale in color and smooth. Add the sugar and mix until well incorporated.
  • Add the honey and mix until well incorporated.
  • Add the ricotta and egg. Mix until fully blended.
  • Add the cornmeal, bake by soda, and baking powder. Mix just until combined. Add the gluten free baking mix and mix just until combined.
  • Fold the crumbled bacon into the batter with a spatula.
  • Spoon 1 tablespoon of dough into each mini muffin opening. Bake for 10-11 minutes, until muffin tops are golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center of the muffin comes out clean. As soon as muffins come out of the oven, press the bottom of a thick-handled wooden spoon into the top of each muffin to make a depression about half the distance down. Remove from pan and cool on a wire rack.
  • While muffins are baking, combine blueberries, cornstarch, and triple sec in a saucepan over medium low heat and stir to dissolve cornstarch. Cook, stirring occasionally until mixture thickens and some blueberries have “popped”, about 10 minutes. Spoon 1 teaspoon of blueberry compote into the top of each muffin. Enjoy warm or allow to cool and enjoy.