Bacon-Wrapped Figs Stuffed With Blue Cheese

READY IN: 55mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 400°; line a baking sheet with foil.
  • Lay bacon on the baking sheet and bake for 5-7 minutes, until the bacon has rendered some fat but is still pliable; drain on paper towels.
  • Cut each strip of bacon in half and lay it on a cutting board.
  • Slit the figs lengthwise, making a small pocket.
  • Push about 1 teaspoon of the crumbled cheese into the pocket and close the slit.
  • Place the fig on the bacon and roll the bacon around the fig, securing with a toothpick.
  • Repeat with the remaining bacon, figs, and cheese.
  • Transfer figs to a 9 x 13 inch baking dish, placing them about ½ inch apart.
  • Bake in 400° oven for 10 minutes, or until bacon is crisp; remove from baking dish and serve hot or warm.
  • **Make Ahead or OAMC: after step 8, Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 1 month.
  • Defrost the figs in the refrigerator overnight, if necessary.
  • Preheat oven to 400°; let figs come to room temperature for about 20 minutes.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, or until bacon is crisp; remove from baking dish and serve hot or warm.
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