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!!