Bacon Wrapped Apricots
I made this recipe years ago and it is stall an all-time favorite. It is super simple to make and once you bring them to a gathering you may be asked to bring them every time!
Dried apricots are topped with a fresh sage leaf and wrapped in bacon. 20 minutes in the oven and quick dip in pure maple syrup and you have the perfect balance of salty, sweet and savory.
What kid of bacon do you need for bacon wrapped apricots?
I recommend using regular sliced bacon. Thick bacon will not crisp up in the oven and would be too thick to give the proper ratio of bacon to apricot.
Fresh Sage can be found in the produce section of the grocery store. You want one leaf per apricot, but often the leaves are big so I tear the large leaves into half or even thirds. It should not be larger than the apricot.
My sister in law shared this recipe that was inspired by Real Simple.
- 1 Pound Bacon (regular cut, not thick bacon)
- 30 Dried apricots (about 8 oz)
- 30 Fresh Sage Leaves
- 1/4 cup Pure Maple Syrup
- 30 Toothpicks
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Assemble your ingredients on a large cutting board.
3. Cut the bacon in half down the center to have short slices of bacon.
4. Place one sage leaf on top of a dried apricot.
5. Wrap with one short piece of bacon and secure with a toothpick.
6. Place on a rimmed baking sheet.
7. Repeat with remaining apricots, sage, and bacon.
8. Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes until the bacon is crispy on the edges and fully cooked.
9. Remove from baking sheet to serving platter.
10. Serve with a small bowl of pure maple syrup on the side for dipping.
- Some sage leaves are very large. You can tear them into 2-3 pieces. You want the sage leaf to be smaller than the apricot.
- These are really easy to make ahead. I have done it two ways.
- Wrap all the apricots and freeze uncooked. Place frozen apricots on baking sheet and add 1-2 minutes to the cook time.
- You can also cook them ahead of time and just reheat in a 350 degree oven for 5-10 minutes until heated through.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 30 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 86Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 255mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 5g
Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and may not be completely accurate.
Marie Fiebach is a married mother of four active teens. She helps busy families plan and execute weeknight dinner so they can recapture a little calm in the crazy. Check out her YouTube Channel or listen to the Feed Your Family Tonight Podcast.