Bacon Apricot Zingers

by Julia Robarts on July 18, 2011

in Appetizers & Snacks, Bacon

Newsflash: I love bacon.  Evidently I’m starting to get a reputation.  Friends forward me recipes, share links on Facebook about bacon-only events, and buy me novelty candy featuring this favorite of flavors (bacon mints, not bad!).  Perhaps soon they’ll pen a country song…”Bacon Gets My Heart to Achin’ ” or  ”She Got the Dog. I Got the Pig. That’s Alright With Me.”

 

On a trip to Michigan back in May, I discovered a three-part flavor blast that I knew I was going to have to re-create.  Bacon, apricots and jalapeno –  savory, sweet and a little bit of spice. With several members of the unofficial Friends of Bacon Society at the house this weekend, it was a good time to try it out.  It was SO EASY and they disappeared in minutes.  If you love salty/sweet, this will make your mouth happy!

Bacon Apricot Zingers

6 oz. pkg dried apricots
Bacon slices, cut in half cross-wise
2-3 small jalapeno peppers

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

1) Slice the jalapeno cross-wise, into several pieces. [If you want to decrease hotness, remove seeds]
2) Insert a slice of jalapeno inside the apricot (there is a small opening where the pit was removed)
3) Wrap the apricot with a half-slice of bacon, and secure with a toothpick
4) Place on a cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil. Cook in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, turning pieces over half-way through.

Voila!  Quick, simple and delicious!!

Bacon Zingers

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Joanna October 5, 2013 at 10:23 pm

I love the combination of fruits with bacon!!

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Julia Robarts October 8, 2013 at 1:51 pm

Me too! I did it this time with both the apricot/jalapeno as well as just pineapple. Both great.

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Shirl July 25, 2011 at 9:53 am

omg – looks AWEsome – thanks Jules!!

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Liz Moore July 20, 2011 at 8:50 am

I couldn’t stop eating those at June’s wedding! Good call making them at home!

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eftychia July 19, 2011 at 1:58 pm

What a clever idea for a snack. I will give them a try soon. Thanks for sharing!

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Aunt Jackie July 18, 2011 at 10:03 am

Looks delicious Jules, will have to try it. My very favorite used to be bacon
wrapped in sweep pickled watermellon rind. Same kind of deal, secure with
toothpick and bake. Can’t seem to find the watermellon rind here in Florida. But
I am still looking. It is a great little tasty appetizer and easy to gobble up.
Sometimes they don’t make it past the kitchen!
Aunt Jackie

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Juggling With Julia July 18, 2011 at 12:23 pm

I’ve never heard of pickled watermelon rind! Sounds oddly delicious, even without bacon. If I come across in my travels, will ship some down too you :)

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