Bacon Wrapped Figs Recipe & Giveaway

By Tsz on June 24, 2013

Bacon Wrapped Figs
Gastrophoria is bacon wrapped figs on top of fresh greens for a quick summer lunch.

As much as I enjoy cooking, I tend to stay away from the kitchen on hot summer days because anything that requires more than a quick saute turns my home into a food-scented sauna. Instead, I defer to my oven and simple-to-make dishes for my culinary needs.

One such recipe is bacon wrapped figs. Needing only two ingredients and an oven, this allows me to be in-and-out of the kitchen in minutes yet be rewarded with a restaurant-worthy dish.

Because this only uses bacon and dried figs, the bacon takes center stage. So, take this as the perfect opportunity to bust out your favorite specimens. I used Farmer John’s newest creation, Mild Jalapeño Bacon, because it’s thick cut and has a subtle spice kick at the end. Meaty, salty, sweet and spicy, these bacon wrapped figs make for the most hearty croutons for a quick salad.

Want to win home some bacon?

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Five (5) winners will be chosen on Monday, July 1st. Open to all readers—good luck!

Farmer John Bacon

Bacon Wrapped Figs
Serves 4

16 dried figs
8 strips Farmer John’s Mild Jalapeño Bacon (or your favorite thick cut bacon)
16 toothpicks

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Cut the bacon strips in half, width wise. Take a fig and wrap with a slice of bacon and secure with a toothpick. Repeat for all.
Bacon Wrapped Fig
3. Placed the bacon wrapped figs on a cookie sheet lined with foil (easier clean up!) and bake until crisp and golden brown, around 20 minutes.
Bacon Wrapped Figs
4. Remove the toothpicks and serve either on its own or on top of greens for a quick summer lunch. Enjoy!

Bacon Wrapped Figs

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  • jenni hwang

    AOC’s bacon wrapped dates

  • http://jerevin.wordpress.com/ Jerome Helton

    Protip: the toothpicks still taste like bacon.

    Favorite bacon recipe: Take 1-10 strips of thick cut maple bacon, use as edible utensil to dip into crunch peanut butter. Eat until full. Repeat as many times as seen fit.

  • rachel

    Honestly, I just like straight-up bacon with pancakes on the side!

  • Ryan Lo

    Damn, this makes me want to eat pig again… :)