This time of year is always filled with get-togethers and Holiday parties, it is always fun to see everyone. It is one of the things that I love…but I don’t like having to spend a lot of time preparing for those get-togethers. I have been busy baking for the Christmas holidays so it’s nice when I can just whip up a really quick appetizer to take along or one that can be made up if somebody drops by unexpectedly.
A very simple appetizer that I found a little while ago on the Life Made Delicious website is one that is easy and quick, and is made with one of my favorite things…bacon [well a lot of peoples’ favourite thing ] 🙂
The bacon wrapped fig recipe on Life Made Delicious calls for using pistachio and basil leaf, I substituted the pistachio for goat cheese in one batch and some pesto in another.
My husband sometimes has some difficulty if the appetizers are on the drier side, so I like to add something that gives a bit of moisture to the appetizer. Goat cheese and pesto just adds a little bit of moisture – the combination is quite nice – but you can’t use too much of either or it will overpower the bacon and fig.
The other great thing about this is…. I always have bacon on hand as well as figs (one of my husband’s favorite snacks) and I always have Goat cheese or pesto on hand, so it’s a win-win for me!
Bacon wrapped figs
Package of bacon – approx 12 slices
24 figs ( I used Turkish) stems removed and slit lengthwise. 1/3 – 1/2 cup goat cheese
1/4 cup of fresh pesto.
Place bacon on a foil lined tray set oven at 350° to cook for approximately 10 -15minutes. Do not let it get too crispy!
Cut bacon slices in half, set aside.
Place half teaspoon of either goat cheese or pesto inside a fig.
Place fig on top of a slice of bacon and wrap bacon around fig placing in shallow dish seam side down.
Once all the figs have been rolled place dish in oven for 5-10 minutes – just to heat through- be careful not to cook bacon too much.
Once heated through, take out of oven, secure each with toothpick and place on serving dish.
Here are some other gluten free appetizer recipes on the Life Made Delicious site – head on over and try some of them out for your next get-together! 🙂
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