The last couple months have been a whirlwind of change, leaving little time for me to cook, much less blog about it. I think I have eaten takeout more in the last month than I have this whole year so far, and I'm convinced that takeout was invented specifically for when people are in the process of moving! Now I am comfortably settled into my new apartment, but now I face a new challenge: how to cook and prep food in the world's smallest kitchen.
But I can handle the teeny kitchen with great views of Denver and the Rockies.
Several weeks ago I was at a birthday bbq for my gymnastics coach and one of the finger foods served there was bacon wrapped figs stuffed with blue cheese and walnuts. I knew as soon as I bit in that I HAD to make these for the blog. Sweet, gooey figs all snuggled inside a warm blanket of crispy, salty bacon. Want one yet??
I have never liked blue cheese in any form, so I modified mine a little bit. Feel free to put whatever you want in yours, and since there's bacon involved, you really can't go wrong. You could blindly reach for any given food item in your pantry, wrap it in bacon, and end up with a complete success!
Bacon Wrapped Figs
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time: 20-25 minutes
Serves: I ate most of them myself, so...1?
- 10 Dried figs
- 5 strips of bacon
- Blue or goat cheese (for this batch I used a cranberry cinnamon goat cheese!)
- Walnuts or pecans (optional)
Preheat oven to 400. Start by cutting the little stems off the figs.
Then, open them up from the top to create a bowl shape. Now you can easily stuff them with nuts, cheese, or whatever you choose. I used the end of a chopstick to really pack it down in there. Cut bacon strips in half and wrap the half strips around your figs, securing them with a toothpick. Place on cookie sheet or glass baking pan.
Bake for 20-25 minutes, until desired crispiness.