Bacon Wrapped Apricots
I decided to throw a Christmas Eve Open House. I wasn’t sure what the turn out would be, as most of our friends have plans on Christmas Eve. We however, don’t usually have anything going on. It was quite a success! I think it will now become a tradition. The challenging part is going to be to figure out how to top this years menu next year. Every single appetizer was oh so delicious!! I think the most commented on though, was the bacon wrapped apricots. I made you a little how-to video. Enjoy!
See? So Easy!
Take these to your next party, or just serve them at home with dinner. There is no wrong time to eat these!
Confession: I am not the biggest fan of apricots. When I saw the recipe, I wasn’t sure, but it sounded interesting. I gotta tell ya, I LOVE these! The combination of these ingredients together is fantastic! It will not disappoint! Unless you don’t like bacon. I’m not sure I’ve ever met someone that didn’t like bacon.
I always make a double batch of these, they won’t last long!
Besides being super easy, you can actually make these ahead of time and freeze them. See the make ahead strategy below!
- 24 small fresh sage leaves
- 24 large dried apricots
- 8 slices bacon, cut crosswise into thirds
- 2 tbs pure maple syrup
- toothpicks, for serving
- Heat oven to 375.
- Place a sage leaf on each apricot, wrap with a pice of bacon, and place seam-side down on a baking sheet.
- Bake until the bacon is beginning to crisp, 6-8 minutes per side.
- Remove from oven and brush with the maple syrup.
- Serve with toothpicks.
Make ahead strategy: The apricots can be assembled and frozen, unbaked, upt to 1 month in advance. Freeze them on a parchment lined baking sheet until firm, then transfer them to a resealable plastic bag. To cook, bake from frozen at 375 for 8-10 minutes per side; keep warm at 250. Brush with the maple syrup before serving.
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