Gluten-Free Bacon Wrapped Figs

Just 4 ingredients make this a quick appetizer that’s a welcome change of pace from dips or cheese balls.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 30

1
package (12 ounces) fully cooked cottage or Canadian-style bacon
2
packages (8 ounces each) dried whole Calimyrna figs, stems removed
30
pistachio nuts
30
small fresh basil leaves

  • 1 Heat oven to 425ºF. Spray jelly roll pan, 15 1/2x10 1/2x1 inch, with cooking spray. Cut each bacon slice in half.
  • 2 Cut slit in each fig; stuff with nut. Place basil leaf on bacon strip; wrap around fig. Place seam side down in pan.
  • 3 Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until bacon is brown. Serve warm with toothpicks.

Expert Tips

Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.

Calimyrna figs are large, squat, green-skinned, white-fleshed figs grown in California. You can use dried apricot or peach halves, folding in half around the nut, instead of the figs.

Assemble appetizers 3 to 4 hours ahead of your party and refrigerate. You may need to add 1 to 2 minutes to the bake time.

Cottage bacon is taken from smoked pork shoulder. Although it is a leaner form of bacon, it does have more fat and more flavor than Canadian-style bacon.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
30
(
Calories from Fat
10 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
1 g
1 %
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
),
Cholesterol
5 mg
5 %;
Sodium
140 mg
140 %;
Total Carbohydrate
3 g
3 %
(Dietary Fiber
1 g
1 %
),
Protein
2 g
2 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Fruit;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.