Bacon-Wrapped Figs

Serve your guests with these baked figs wrapped with bacon – a delicious appetizer.

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

Ingredients

1
package (12 oz) Canadian bacon
2
packages (8 oz each) dried whole Calimyrna figs, stems removed
30
pistachio nuts
30
small fresh basil leaves
  • 1 Heat oven to 425°F. Spray 15x10x1- inch pan with cooking spray.
  • 2 Cut each bacon slice in half. Cut slit in each fig; stuff with nut. Place basil leaf on bacon piece; 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

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
55
(
Calories from Fat
10),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
1g
1%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
150mg
150%;
Total Carbohydrate
10g
10%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1 Fruit;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.