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.
Make ahead strategy For Bacon Wrapped Apricots
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.
Bacon Wrapped Apricots
A tasty appetizer that's perfect anytime of the year. Salty bacon, sweet apricots, savory sage with a dab of maple syrup.
- 24 small fresh sage leaves
- 24 large dried apricots
- 8 slices bacon cut crosswise into thirds
- 2 tbs pure maple syrup
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, 10 or so minutes per side. Oven's vary, so keep checking it.
Remove from oven and brush with the maple syrup.
Serve with toothpicks.
These can be made ahead of time. Wrap apricots and sage with bacon, flash freeze. After frozen place in a freezer bag. To bake from frozen, follow the same baking instructions, but increase the baking time by 5-10 minutes.
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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