Before Christmas I just knew what I wanted to make to have sitting around for people to snack on: a delicious treat that my Little had at her rehearsal dinner (which she cooked herself). They were little morsels of bacon deliciousness that I haven’t been able to stop thinking about since her wedding.
I messaged her for the recipe and she told me simply to wrap figs in bacon and then bake, etc. So I did. And I then realised- these don’t look anything like what I enjoyed at her dinner. I went back and re-read her message. It said to wrap DATES in bacon, not figs. Those two things aren’t similar at all! How could I have made such an error? I still don’t know, but I’ll blame it on pre-Holiday stress. And whilst the bacon wrapped figs were delicious, I was upset because they weren’t exactly what I had in mind. The lovely Sam saved the day once again by running across the street to the shop to pick up some dates.
Hence- two recipes. Lucky for you!
Bacon Wrapped Figs
Figs are weirdly beautiful.
Soak your toothpicks in a cup of water for at least 10 minutes. That way they don’t start to singe in the oven. Preheat your oven to 350 F. Cut your figs into quarters. Wrap half a slice of bacon around each fig. Secure with a toothpick. Bake for 30 minutes or until bacon is crispy.
Figs are so vibrant- they look like Dr Seuss fruit!
Waiting for the oven.
Pop them on a plate and enjoy!
And next up:
Bacon Wrapped Dates
Dates are weird.
Now this looks more like what I remembered.
Pretty much the same steps as above: Soak your toothpicks in a cup of water for at least 10 minutes. That way they don’t start to singe in the oven. Preheat your oven to 350 F. Wrap half a slice of bacon around each date. Secure with a toothpick. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until bacon is crispy.
They are seriously, seriously good!
There’s never anything wrong with having too many finger foods, right?