Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Bacon Wrapped Honey Dipped Figs - 52 Appetizer Recipes

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These are such a hit for any party.  Sweet Figs with their chewy texture... Remember Fig Newtons as a kid... These have that familiar taste, dressed up with almonds, honey and cheese!

They are very easy to make, great for kids to assemble.

Baking in an oven or alternatively "baking" in a grill converted to an oven makes them easy to cook.  Ever wonder how restaurants get that flat perfect look for a slice of bacon... They bake em.

No trick, just bake until you get the correct look of crispy cooked through bacon.  A bit of the bacon drippings ends up inside the fig to add to the flavor.

A terrific easy to make party snack that will have your guests thrilled!  Timing these right so they pop out of the oven just as the guests arrive, add a drink and a fig and the party begins!

Enjoy indeed!

 OK... Here's what I did...

Bacon Wrapped Honey Dipped Figs

  • 24 Fresh Figs
  • 24 (half) tsp Honey
  • 24 tsp Goat Cheese
  • 24 (half) tsp Slivered Almonds
  • 24 (Half) slices of Bacon
Cooking Directions
  1. Prepare the figs, slice partially through each fig to the center, open each to show a pocket.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, add the Honey, Goat Cheese, and Almonds and stir to thoroughly evenly  mix and combine
  3. Add 1 rounded tsp of the honey cheese mix to the cavity you made in the figs and close them up with little spilling out the edges.
  4. Wrap each fig with a half piece of bacon.
  5. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil overlapping the rims (for easy clean up.  Some of the honey will drip on the sheet and bake hard for VERY difficult clean up).  Arrange the figs on the sheet with the loose end of the bacon side down.
  6. Alternatively, if you are grilling, set your coals for indirect grilling (HOT Coals on one side of the bottom with a "cold" side with no coals under the grate.  Add a disposable aluminum pan with 1 inch water in the bottom under the cooking grate.  Arrange the wrapped figs on the grate over the water.  Close the lid and use your grill as an oven to "bake" the figs.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes.  Check the color of the bacon and continue to bake until you reach that cooked bacon look and the bacon has crisped and cooked thoroughly.
  8. Remove from the oven, drain on a paper towel, Serve warm and ENJOY!

 A Fantastic Appetizer.  Crispy Bacon, all dressed up with a honey sweet cheesey center... A Favorite!

A win win win!

One of my "52 Appetizer Recipes" Collection (Plenty more than 52 actually, A great place to find ideas!