Jul 19 11
by cara
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Bacon Wrapped Figs

Figs are still new territory for me.  My first experience with figs was using fig preserves in my Fig Prosciutto Pizza with Arugula.  Until last week, I’d never actually tried fresh figs.  Then a box of figs was included in my co-op share (Rawfully Organic, for you locals that are interested).  After trying a few of the fresh figs, I decided to recreate an appetizer I had at a restaurant that used dates, bacon, and goat cheese.  Only I used figs instead.  And oh my!  These were some heavenly little bites!  I couldn’t stop eating them!

Bacon Wrapped Figs

recipe by me

Ingredients:

  • 1 pint of fresh figs (mine were small figs)
  • 5 slices of bacon
  • 1/2 cup of goat cheese
  • 1/4 cup honey

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Slice each fig in half, remove stem, and place on a greased cookie sheet.  Top each fig half with a 1/2 teaspoon of goat cheese.  Slice bacon in half lengthwise, then cut each strip into 4 or 5 2″ strips (just make sure the strips are long enough to wrap around the width of your figs).  Wrap each fig in bacon, pressing it down slightly into the goat cheese, and wrapping the ends under the fig.  Drizzle all of the figs generously with honey.  Bake for 15-20 minutes, until bacon has reached your desired crispiness (I like mine crispy, but I probably cooked a little too long!).

Have you tasted figs?  What’s your favorite way to use them?

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  • Ross Boss

    Those look delicious!  I am gonna have to try them!  I have never had figs outside of a restaurant, so I am anxious to try making something at home 🙂

  • Cara

    They WERE delicious!  I’m ready to go buy more figs so I can make another batch!

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