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