Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Bacon-Wrapped Apricots with Sage

24 small fresh sage leaves
24 large dried apricots
8 slices bacon, cut crosswise into thirds
2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
Toothpicks (or something cuter) for serving

Preheat oven to 375o F.  Place a sage leaf on each apricot.  Wrap each apricot with a piece of bacon and place seam side down on a baking sheet.  Bake until bacon is beginning to crisp, 6 to 10 minutes each side (this will depend on your oven, they will brown first on the bottom so flip one over to see how they are doing).  Remove from the oven and brush with the maple syrup.
-Keep warm in a 250o F oven if they are ready before your guests arrive.

from Real Simple and Noble Pig


dribs said...

Did you like these? I've been debating making them for an upcoming gathering, but suspect they will either be great or avoided.

How would they be at room temperature? I suspect my oven space will be at a premium...


Diane said...

I don't think these would be tempting at room temperature.... but warm would be gobbled up!

I usually do bacon wrapped water chestnuts but wanted this recipe on file because the orange apricot gives it a very festive presence...